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Moore driver survives after log crashes through windshield

Posted October 26, 2012

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— A log went through the windshield of a car on U.S. Highway 1 in Vass late Thursday, but the driver suffered injuries that weren't considered life-threatening, authorities said.

The freak accident occurred shortly before 7 p.m. when the a tractor-trailer hauling logs went under a bridge on U.S. 1 Business. Authorities said one of the logs caught on the underside of the bridge and snapped in two, with one section flying back into a car that was following the truck.

The unidentified driver was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and the highway was shut down for an hour as emergency crews pulled the driver from the car and cleared the wreckage.

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  • warbirdlover Oct 26, 2012

    Logs are not secured with chains & binders! They are secured with straps. Anyone whom has ever driven a truck knows that the driver is responsible for the security of his load. I have hauled heavy equipment all over the United States and always was aware of the security of my load. There is a underpass I believe is in Durham or Greensboro, that trucks get a haircut on a regular basis. It has many warnings and flashing lights, yet drivers still have the tops of their boxes ripped off.

  • piene2 Oct 26, 2012

    "Amazing how many people want to sue the Driver of the log truck, THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT do you realy think the driver ment to do this. If it was me I would be greatful if my medical bills are paid and my car if fixed! Why go after every penny this person & company has??
    dceight662"

    It is just the Righteous Flock pontificating as usual. What is really funny is the fact that the driver is often not responsible for loading or load securing. even considering that, chains break, binders come undone, accidents happen. That is why the word, "accident" was invented.

  • warbirdlover Oct 26, 2012

    The bridge in question is a low railroad bridge. The driver of the log truck should have been on US 1 bypass. It is the truck drivers fault. Trucks are allowed to be 13' 6" tall without a overhight permit. This RR tressle is way under 13'. I live near this tressle. Many trucks have been peeled like a banana there. I worked 25 years around Logging. Most drivers are contract drivers. Very few Logging Companies own their own trucks. As for the lowboys with heavy equipment, most have airbags suspension and deflate the airbags and not the tires to lower the ride height.

  • Dat MoFo Oct 26, 2012

    "I hope the victim sues the driver and the hauling company for every plug nickel they're worth. I can't even imagine the emotional and mental scarring that can result from such a traumatic scene"

    Sure. Let's put the driver and everyone that works for the company out of work for an accident. If we are really lucky, some of the companies that service the trucking company can go under as well since I'm sure a lawyer will try to put some of the blame on them too.

  • dceight662 Oct 26, 2012

    Amazing how many people want to sue the Driver of the log truck, THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT do you realy think the driver ment to do this. If it was me I would be greatful if my medical bills are paid and my car if fixed! Why go after every penny this person & company has??

  • piene2 Oct 26, 2012

    "freak accident? how about negligence on the part of the log truck..
    1983rs"

    How can a log truck be negligent?

  • ripetomatoes Oct 26, 2012

    I hope the victim sues the driver and the hauling company for every plug nickel they're worth. I can't even imagine the emotional and mental scarring that can result from such a traumatic scene! realcloak
    That's the spirit...let's see how quickly some lawyers can get rich from this.
    You sound as if you think this happened on purpose...My first thought was if the car was keeping a safe distance or following too closely.
    My experience on the road to work just this morning is that a lot of drivers follow too close.
    This driver was lucky because he or she received a free driving lesson.
    You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know debris flies from a log truck every single time they roll.
    I'm glad those trucks haul logs everyday...I like the availability of lumber if and when I need it.

  • WRALinsider Oct 26, 2012

    God had angels surrounding that person, luck had nothing to do with their survival. It's nothing short of a miracle. I hope they know that God has given them a second chance on life and take full advantage!

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 26, 2012

    This cerainly ain't the first time somethng of this nature has occured, and will again so long companies try and load to the max to save money. Yes, the may of saved few buck once or twice, but all that profits gone now. You think they've learned by now.

  • Holy Carp. Oct 26, 2012

    I hate getting behind or beside log trucks.

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