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7 die in head-on collision on I-10 near Phoenix
East Valley Tribune, ^ | July 29, 2012 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/29/2012 8:00:32 PM PDT by skully

HOENIX (AP) — Seven people have died in a crash on Interstate 10 near Phoenix after a semitrailer truck crossed the highway's median and struck a van head on.

Carrick Cook, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, says the victims were all inside the van when the crash happened Sunday about 60 miles west of Phoenix.

(Excerpt) Read more at eastvalleytribune.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: deathtoll

1 posted on 07/29/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT by skully
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To: skully

It should say Phoenix in the location. The P got deleted some how. Noticed it, just as I hit post.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT by skully (My pets are Democrats!!!)
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To: skully

How much you wanna bet one of these vehicles was full of undocumented Democrats.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 8:03:00 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!!!)
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To: AZamericonnie; HiJinx

Had you heard this?


4 posted on 07/29/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

how do you figure?


5 posted on 07/29/2012 8:09:30 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch ( if you love, you will not condemn, and if you condemn, you cannot love)
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To: skully

Tragic. Exactlly how one of my good friends and his teenage son were killed 15 years ago.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 8:16:20 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Just returned from another extension city to I 10. As it was; never came so close - so often - in a few days; to witnessing outright carnage on the roads. Found myself wondering what the stats were; for San Antonio per road accidents.

Thought too; probably not too different; perhaps; than 'Buford Hwy' area of I 85. . .count on a slowdown; if traveling through.

Sad thing; is how our cities are changing; morphing by population into 'landscapes' so different; than those of past; and so different, from what once envisioned. Of course; 'who knew'?

Am speaking to a poverty of culture and circumstance; with little of the 'higher economic' link; in evidence. Like watching a 'slow death'; in some places.

(Note to Obama; wealth does not travel 'up'; it trickles down; and you know it.) And there is a 'reason' for moral laws. . .and yes; we are to 'love our neighbor'; just not more than - or less than - ourselves.)

7 posted on 07/29/2012 8:18:00 PM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: cricket; Emperor Palpatine

oops; ‘Buford Hwy’ area of I 85. . and that would be ‘Atlanta’. . .


8 posted on 07/29/2012 8:19:57 PM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

There is a shuttle van service between Sky Harbor Airport and Tucson. Could be one of those.


9 posted on 07/29/2012 8:25:12 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Trod Upon

Wrong side of town. This sounds a ways West, like around Tonapah.


10 posted on 07/29/2012 8:29:59 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty
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To: Trod Upon

I lived in the Phoenix area for over 40 years before moving to Florida last year. The accident occurred on I-10, 60 miles WEST of Phoenix. Tucson is 100 miles SOUTH of Phoenix. So your speculation is incorrect.

I-10 is a double lane divided interstate highway. How did a semi-tractor trailer cross the wide no-man’s-land median between the divided highways? There needs to be more details reported before we know who the occupants of the van were and how the accident actually occurred.


11 posted on 07/29/2012 8:36:29 PM PDT by HotHunt
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To: skully

Don’t like seeing these sort of headlines. I have family vacationing in AZ.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 8:40:19 PM PDT by madison10
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To: skully

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2180872/Seven-killed-truck-smashes-head-van-carrying-80-000lb-soda-freeway.html


13 posted on 07/29/2012 8:43:09 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: HotHunt

Vehicles cross the median on split interstate highways quite often. (Bad driving conditions, drivers falling asleep, etc)

Here in Iowa they’ve started erecting cable “catch” fences in the median. In just one year they have seen a dramatic reduction in fatalities.


14 posted on 07/29/2012 8:46:47 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small, Miss Small)
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To: skully

I wonder if this happened in the left lane. It’s the one your most likely to run head on in to someone going the wrong way.

This truck, would likely be in the left lane because to the driver of the truck. he was in the right hand lane where the slower traffic belongs.


15 posted on 07/29/2012 8:47:22 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: skully

Here is a story with photos..

from the story it looks to have happened in Sheriff Joe’s county.


16 posted on 07/29/2012 8:50:13 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: skully

Here is a story with photos..

from the story it looks to have happened in Sheriff Joe’s county.

http://www.kpho.com/slideshow?widgetid=58834


17 posted on 07/29/2012 8:50:39 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: skully

I just drove that route today, passed through there about 0930 or so on my way to Los Angeles. There but by the grace of God go I.

A few years back I was on that road and I watched a semi, for no apparent reason, swerve across the lanes and into the center divider. My guess is the driver fell asleep.


18 posted on 07/29/2012 8:51:30 PM PDT by sixgunjer
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To: skully

Used to have these type of accidents here in Jersey on
I 78 and I 80

Trucks would lose it cross medians into opposite lane

Last few years installed guard rails in median to stop this


19 posted on 07/29/2012 8:54:48 PM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: skully

Massacre is Phoenix.

Assault vehicles used in bloodbath.


20 posted on 07/29/2012 8:56:57 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Fun for women ages 21 through 35)
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To: skully

Good Lord. That is still west of Buckeye.


21 posted on 07/29/2012 8:57:08 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: cableguymn
The driver and his wife, who were hauling cases of soda, fled the cab of the truck after the vehicles were propelled off the roadway down a six-foot embankment before the van and cab burst into flames, said Carrick R. Cook, Department of Public Safety public information officer."

Sodas Kill?

22 posted on 07/29/2012 8:58:28 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: cableguymn

Doubtful at 60mi west, Maricopa will respond anyway.


23 posted on 07/29/2012 8:59:51 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: cableguymn
A different, horrible head-on collision
24 posted on 07/29/2012 9:01:31 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Defeat Obama. Everything else is secondary)
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To: 2111USMC

“...they’ve started erecting cable “catch” fences in the median.”

You ought to see what the cable fences do to a motorcyclist. It’s like going through a cheese slicer.


25 posted on 07/29/2012 9:03:48 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: beelzepug
A motorcyclist doesn't have much of a chance in just about any situation.

That's one of the reasons I gave up riding years ago.

26 posted on 07/29/2012 9:14:38 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small, Miss Small)
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To: Emperor Palpatine; InvisibleChurch

5 years or so ago there were reported in AZ, monthly crashes of overloaded vehicles with UDAs dead, injured, or fled the scene, not so much now, although one in TX last week.

This seems to be a tired trucker hitting a Western AZ family or group heading to the big city for shopping, a ball game, family, or some such.


27 posted on 07/29/2012 9:28:42 PM PDT by anathemized (cursed by some, blessed in Jesus)
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To: HotHunt
How did a semi-tractor trailer cross the wide no-man’s-land median between the divided highways?

Local coverage shows the tracks and other shots near the scene in the video segment.

28 posted on 07/29/2012 9:31:35 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: skully

In my neck of the woods west of palm springs in the pass area. I10 has been closed down to one lane for miles every night. I had to shoot across three lanes from my on ramp to merge in the open lane and pray a semi didn’t hit me. That was the return trip going west. Half hour earlier heading east the lanes merged to one so quickly I was hugging the closed lane by the cones while semi’s screamed past. There was finally a gap in traffic so I could gun it and merge. Kinda unnerving to say the least. I am amazed no one has been killed or injured.


29 posted on 07/29/2012 10:01:26 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: 2111USMC

Those catch fences sound like a good idea. I hope it catches on here. People are too distracted these days while driving and this stuff is happening too often.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 10:14:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: sixgunjer
If I remember right that's a long stretch of straight road out in the desert.
31 posted on 07/29/2012 10:53:50 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Loud Mime

Ask Bloomberg.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 6:16:22 AM PDT by Straight8
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To: SandRat

No, but I’ve ben offline for a coupla days...

60 miles west is in the Tonopah area. That’s a desolate stretch and I can easily see a trucker falling asleep...or having a medical episode. This is truly sad.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 10:13:37 AM PDT by HiJinx (He who controls the water, controls life.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

That is an insensitive statement!! It happens to be a mother of 5 children & her mother from a small town that I’m from. They were Native Americans!! Should know your facts before you make a statement like that.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 9:54:58 PM PDT by Bittersweet
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skully: that message was for you not Emperor. Sorry about that. I didn’t care for that comment about legals.


35 posted on 07/30/2012 10:00:03 PM PDT by Bittersweet
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