Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Tanker Explosion Causes Freeway Collapse
Posted on 04/29/2007 6:40:56 AM PDT by WSGilcrest
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It's going to be interesting tomorrow during rush hour. Imagine if they left an exploding tanker in one of the tunnels going into New York City.
This sounds like an accident but the location seems a bit precise.
its Bush’s fault
It can’t be terrorism because SF is a Terror Free Zone. They like and welcome terrorists so why would they ever want to hurt them??
Pray for W and Our Troops
You're right, there was a lot of politics involved in the Cypress rebuild(West Oakland not wanting the same path because of what it would do to the community(LOL),impact studies, etc.)This rebuilding will show what can be done in a timely manner like SoCal after the Northridge Earthquake.
After the North Ridge Earth quake they had the Santa Monica freeway opened in 85 days. The contract had a $200,000 per day bonus for early finish.
I remember how they had their s*** together. Thanx for the details. (It used to be that way in NoCal)
I am amazed and impressed that the driver could walk away from that. His cab must be very well insulated to protect him.
Tanker driver killed in crash took illegal shortcut
Fiery crash that killed him occurred after he drove load of fuel inside 610
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle
The tanker-truck driver who died in an explosive crash in northeast Houston early Friday morning, causing a two-month closure of part of one of Houston's major interchanges, had taken a shortcut that violates a city ordinance.
"He was in a zone where he shouldn't have been," said HPD officer David Mireles, who worked the scene early Friday morning. "He was cutting in through the zone, as far as regulating hazardous materials."
Houston's ordinance prohibits the transportation of hazardous materials inside Loop 610, unless a driver is picking up from or delivering cargo to a company inside the Loop, Mireles said.
Luis Perez, 39, who for two months had been a driver for a Bay City company that officials have not yet identified, had just picked up a full or nearly full load of about 3,400 gallons of diesel and about 4,600 gallons of gasoline from a pump station on Houston's northeast side, outside the Loop, police said.
Perez, who apparently was not from Houston but moved to the Spring Branch area recently, was delivering to a convenience store in Liberty County, police said.
Mireles said Perez picked up the fuel at the pump station near Cavalcade and U.S. 59 North at 11:45 p.m. Thursday. He traveled south on U.S. 59 North, drove past Loop 610, thereby violating the ordinance, and shortly after midnight attempted the relatively sharp interchange to I-10 East, Mireles said.
Don't the sheep always get slaughtered first?
...Only one bay area in CA.Sort of. :o)
Obviously. How about keep it reeeeeeal simple: Just add the town and state at the beginning of the first sentence. No big deal and it provides instant information to readers of this international forum who might not be familiar with the LOCALe. If I post a story about graffitti on Main St. it is only polite to state which city and state even it if is mentioned further down in the article.
Oakland, CA Tanker truck explosion caused part of the upperdeck of the maze approaching the Bay Bridge to collapse....
Yes and most offices contain billions of pages of paper. like mine. wood desks and furniture and plastic (which is oil slowed down to look nice)
One other thing, the Embarcadero Freeway (?) (Highway 480) was torn down completely and never replaced. I have a picture of me standing hear it after the Earthquake.
Too bad they didn’t loop CA 480 all the way around to 101 near the Golden Gate Bridge.
One thing I dislike about San Francisco is that there is no freeway going through. One has to drive on surface streets and deal with endless stoplights.
At least here in the South Bay, we have expressways and freeways with exits.
...According to Cross, the driver was not intoxicated but was traveling at an "unsafe speed," lost control and overturned.
The driver walked away from the crash and took a taxi from a nearby gas station to Kaiser hospital in Oakland, where he is being treated for second-degree burns to his hands, arms and face, according to Cross...
Charlie “I-have-nothing-between-my-ears” Sheen will purport this to be a controlled collapse.
Rosie “I-am-not-an-engineer-even-though-I-know-everything-about-everything” O’Donnell will declare it to be bombs.
Don't fall for it! It's a trick, dude. One of the oldest in the books!
For example:Sort of like THIS:
California highway interchange collapses after tanker catches fire
OAKLAND, Calif. A section of highway has collapsed in Oakland, California, after a tractor trailer carrying 86-hundred gallons of gasoline caught fire.It happened early this morning at an interchange connecting interstate highways to the busy Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Authorities say the tanker ignited after crashing into a pylon on an interchange connecting Interstate 80 to I-880. The fire led to the collapse of a second interchange above it.
The driver of the truck suffered second-degree burns. The California Highway Patrol says he walked away from the crash and hailed a cab, which took him to the hospital.
The Bay Bridge's heavily traveled double decks run about two miles across the San Francisco Bay.
Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
A hint should of been in the headline.....
Whoa and I almost took the bait.
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