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Truck crash yields chaos on Ohio 7 in Martins Ferry

February 19, 2013

TWO PEOPLE were seriously injured in a horrendous two-vehicle, rear-end accident in the northbound lanes of Ohio 7 early Monday morning that backed up traffic in both directions, and caused major......

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SpankysLastDance

Feb-20-13 8:01 AM

Google pictures of European Semi-Trucks. Then you will see what Semi-Trucks should look like. Full Bumpers below the bed-height and equipped with lights that can be seen. Our law makers want to allow bigger and heavier trucks on our roads, they should be looking at just the opposite. They are not safe for the drivers or the motorists they share the road with. CABT****

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rmv4285

Feb-19-13 5:19 PM

The Department of Labor does require the trailers have a large iron bumber that drops well below the cargo area. AS a matter of fact, folks in the transportation business call them DOT bumpers and they've been in effect for many decades.

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wowwwy

Feb-19-13 5:02 PM

How can you expect a driver who saw the whole thing and was a family member of someone involved in the accident....drive to Pittsburgh BY HERSELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RIDICULOUS!

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UNCOMMONSENSE

Feb-19-13 11:11 AM

It's simply a miracle we don't see one of these every day around here!

Drivers don't tend to give these 80,000 pound giants the room or the respect they need to

I routinely see cars passing trucks on the wrong side and they don't seem to realize they risk their lives in doing so!

Trucks especially have HUGE blind spots on the right side and drivers must NEVER attempt to pass one on the right!

As evidenced by this photo, hitting 80,000 pounds of truck is like hitting concrete

It's amazing to me that more hasn't been done to force trailer manufacturers to comply with the same bumper height and impact absorption standards that the vehicles they share the road with are required to meet

Seems the DOT is again asleep at the wheel!!

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