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SUV pulling a u haul trailer totally spins out and does a 180.
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Looks like they lost control upon seeing the scene. I would say it was the weather and the driver not knowing how to react with a trailer.


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dodge guy wrote:

Looks like they lost control upon seeing the scene. I would say it was the weather and the driver not knowing how to react with a trailer.


^^^^ This ^^^^
Road looks to be very wet, based on what appears to be already Jack-knifed at the start of the video, waited too long to brake, or something popped out in front of them at the last moment.


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Posted: 09/04/19 03:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All that was needed was slowing down.


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Does not qualify as sway, it is in fact, recklessly driving too fast for conditions, obviously ignoring emergency equipment WITH lights flashing, should one or both of those firefighters unfortunately pass away, that driver should be charged with manslaughter. [emoticon]


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bukhrn wrote:

Does not qualify as sway, it is in fact, recklessly driving too fast for conditions, obviously ignoring emergency equipment WITH lights flashing, should one or both of those firefighters unfortunately pass away, that driver should be charged with manslaughter. [emoticon]


No. Punishment should not be dependent on a fire fighter dying. The drive should be required to show up when the workers do at a road construction sight. Spend the shifts blindfolded, standing in a barrel, to protect the workers from traffic.

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That's, literally, a 10 second video with no detail, no background, no nothing, so how can a person comment on anything other than "Wow, a wreck".


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fj12ryder wrote:

That's, literally, a 10 second video with no detail, no background, no nothing, so how can a person comment on anything other than "Wow, a wreck".


Well reading the account in the story there is a statement from the local police.

"“This is a graphic reminder to slow down, especially when roads are slick and you see flashing lights,” the police said.

Oklahoma’s “Move Over” law requires drivers approaching emergency and law enforcement vehicles to move over to another lane or slow down to “a safe speed,” dependent on existing road conditions."


It doesn't state if the driver was cited for failure to abide by the Move Over law, or driving too fast for conditions.

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rhagfo wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

That's, literally, a 10 second video with no detail, no background, no nothing, so how can a person comment on anything other than "Wow, a wreck".


Well reading the account in the story there is a statement from the local police.

"“This is a graphic reminder to slow down, especially when roads are slick and you see flashing lights,” the police said.

Oklahoma’s “Move Over” law requires drivers approaching emergency and law enforcement vehicles to move over to another lane or slow down to “a safe speed,” dependent on existing road conditions."


It doesn't state if the driver was cited for failure to abide by the Move Over law, or driving too fast for conditions.


Well since the vehicle and trailer were already sideways and going slower (watch the very beginning before the impact and you'll see it was moving slow, the part that was fast was the trailer swinging around) I would say they were in the process of slowing down. Probably braked too hard causing the trailer to swing around the TV. And if you notice that is a curve on a downhill, that just sets up an unpredictable scenario for someone that doesn't tow. That's just my guess. Also being a Uhaul I wonder how he condition of the tires are?

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