Saturday, January 29, 2011

get up! ethel, you ain't gonna believe this.......

coming thru amarillo on i-40 we found ourselves in a big ole backup that took forever to get thru......even tho truckdrivers are alot like nascar drivers and don't like to think about someone else's wreck and how it could happen to them, they also can be as bad as four-wheel drivers when it come to slowin things down to do some rubber-neckin......you can enlarge the photos and get a better look....please note that we're headed east.....and the trailer is across the west-bound lanes.......


at first i thought the tractor was hidden behind the firetruck or the tow truck.....but i was wrong....



as i got closer, there was the tractor in the far left lane of the east bound side......he'd obviously jumped the jersey barrier .........as we passed, it was set upright, but from the looks of it, it wasn't always that way......it's hard to see them in the pictures, but there were a couple of cars involved too.....cars on the east bound side......cars that probably never expected that big blue truck to jump the concrete wall and tangle with them......any ambulances that had been there were long gone and we never had any information about injuries......just goes to show ya, nothin is set in stone....not even when there's a four foot wall of stone between ya......be safe out there!







3 comments:

Fandango Travelers said...

YIKES!!!

The Daily Rant said...

OMG. Terrible. So glad you weren't closer when it happened! Be safe out there!

Plum Trucker said...

This gives me that sick feeling in my tummy. That is always such a nice drive too, last place you would think to see something like this. Such a shame, I hate accidents.