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To: Philistone
A bit more info here...

Tanker Explodes; Bay Bridge Connector Collapses

...on what the tanker was carrying (unleaded gas) and which roads are closed.

At that hour of the morning, though, I figure it's more likely the driver fell asleep or had some health issue.

36 posted on 04/29/2007 7:12:29 AM PDT by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

4 in the morning on a deserted highway just doesn’t make for much of a terrorist attack. If it were 4AM in a densely packed residential area, maybe.


44 posted on 04/29/2007 7:17:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: mewzilla

Much better; there was no explosion or the driver would have been halfway to Sausalito when they found him.


136 posted on 04/29/2007 8:47:24 AM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: mewzilla

Actually there was some kind of pylon in the road that he was trying to avoid and when he couldn’t, he tipped over (at least that’s what I heard on another thread). M


242 posted on 04/29/2007 9:39:03 PM PDT by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: mewzilla; Marysecretary
At that hour of the morning, though, I figure it's more likely the driver fell asleep or had some health issue.
From the Associated Press:
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


245 posted on 04/29/2007 9:55:28 PM PDT by RonDog
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