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    Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....



    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and dozens were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the miles of wreckage.

    The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston.

    Officials at Acadian Ambulance service told KFDM-TV that at least 51 people have been taken to area hospitals and at least eight are critically hurt.

    It wasn't immediately clear how the pileup began, but Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll said the fog was so thick that deputies didn't immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.
    "It is catastrophic," Carroll said. "I've got cars on top of cars."

    I-10's eastbound lanes were expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.....snip~

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    Associated Press – 17 mins ago<<<<<More here!


    Lets hope some of our people or those who we know were not involved in this. Lets be safe out there All my friends!

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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....



    An emergency worker walks past a pile of cars from the accident on Interstate in Southeast Texas Thursday Nov. 22, 2012. The Texas Department of Public Safety says at least 35 people have been injured in a more than 50-vehicle pileup.....snip~

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    140 vehicles involved in crash.....
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    I can believe this. Drivers in Southeast Texas cannot drive. If you are driving the speed limit, even in fog, you are going to have someone on your ass, just inches off your back bumper. Drivers around here are the worst in the entire nation. On the other hand, some of the best and most courteous drivers are in the Dallas area. Every time I have driven to Dallas, people have motioned with their hands to let me in. Here in Houston, I have frequently missed my exit because while trying to get in the lane, I turned on my turn signal, and whoever is in that lane speeds up and cuts me off on purpose. What you are witnessing in these pictures, fog or no fog, is the absolute stupidity and brainless aggressiveness of drivers in Southeast Texas. Still, I am sorry for their losses today.
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    Never understood why some people feel the need to ride your ass in traffic. Pisses me off.

    Or if I have a stopping distance between me and the car ahead of me some dip pulls into that footage.

    A buddy of mine rigged a toggle switch on his dashboard to flip on his back-up lights when people rode his ass. It worked great.

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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....

    Awful. I hadn't seen that previously. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....

    Ugh - makes me sick.

    We were there a few weeks ago and went to San An for the day - traffic was unbelievable for the 2 hour drive there. Bumper to bumper. It was crazy - I've only see that IN big cities - a few miles at most. This went on the entire way. . and it was on a Saturday Morning.

    I thought 'oh - this is what people dealt with when leaving because of a hurricane? Nope - now I see why many people just didn't want to bother - they couldn't.
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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people died and dozens were hurt Thursday when at least 100 vehicles collided in Southeast Texas in a pileup that left trucks twisted on top of each other and authorities rushing to pull survivors from the miles of wreckage.

    The collision occurred in extremely foggy conditions at about 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on Interstate 10 southwest of Beaumont, a Gulf Coast city about 80 miles east of Houston.

    Officials at Acadian Ambulance service told KFDM-TV that at least 51 people have been taken to area hospitals and at least eight are critically hurt.

    It wasn't immediately clear how the pileup began, but Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Deputy Rod Carroll said the fog was so thick that deputies didn't immediately realize they were dealing with multiple accidents.
    "It is catastrophic," Carroll said. "I've got cars on top of cars."

    I-10's eastbound lanes were expected to remain closed for most of Thursday.....snip~

    Massive pileup shuts I-10 in Texas; 2 dead - Yahoo! News
    Associated Press – 17 mins ago<<<<<More here!


    Lets hope some of our people or those who we know were not involved in this. Lets be safe out there All my friends!
    Good Lord. I refuse to stay on the road when it's either extremely foggy . . . raining cats-and-dogs . . . or blizzarding. I take the first exit and sit it out. It is simply NOT SAFE to assume the road ahead is clear.
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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I can believe this. Drivers in Southeast Texas cannot drive. If you are driving the speed limit, even in fog, you are going to have someone on your ass, just inches off your back bumper. Drivers around here are the worst in the entire nation. On the other hand, some of the best and most courteous drivers are in the Dallas area. Every time I have driven to Dallas, people have motioned with their hands to let me in. Here in Houston, I have frequently missed my exit because while trying to get in the lane, I turned on my turn signal, and whoever is in that lane speeds up and cuts me off on purpose. What you are witnessing in these pictures, fog or no fog, is the absolute stupidity and brainless aggressiveness of drivers in Southeast Texas. Still, I am sorry for their losses today.
    Brainless aggressiveness is right. I've driven this stretch many times on the way to visit a friend and have been white-knuckle/steering wheel-gripping petrified every single time. Asshats tailgate you at 80 mph and constantly flash their lights.

    Once on a rainy Friday night an 18-wheeler did this to me, and I made my kid write down the license. On our Sunday afternoon return, there was a massive wreck like this, and yep, the same 18-wheeler was on its side. I wasn't even a little bit surprised.

    Not this pileup either, fog or not.

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    Re: Massive Pile Up on I-10 in Texas, Many Injured.....

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I can believe this. Drivers in Southeast Texas cannot drive. If you are driving the speed limit, even in fog, you are going to have someone on your ass, just inches off your back bumper. Drivers around here are the worst in the entire nation. On the other hand, some of the best and most courteous drivers are in the Dallas area. Every time I have driven to Dallas, people have motioned with their hands to let me in. Here in Houston, I have frequently missed my exit because while trying to get in the lane, I turned on my turn signal, and whoever is in that lane speeds up and cuts me off on purpose. What you are witnessing in these pictures, fog or no fog, is the absolute stupidity and brainless aggressiveness of drivers in Southeast Texas. Still, I am sorry for their losses today.
    You forgot to mention how everybody suddenly forgets how to drive the instant it starts raining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Good Lord. I refuse to stay on the road when it's either extremely foggy . . . raining cats-and-dogs . . . or blizzarding. I take the first exit and sit it out. It is simply NOT SAFE to assume the road ahead is clear.
    I wish more people and companies thought like this, as a professional driver lots of times I have to hide behind my safety manager, because without calling him and explaining that I think it is unsafe dispatchers will always say the same thing "other people are doing it, so it can't be that unsafe". I think the magnitude of this crash shows clearly that just because other people are doing it, doesnt make it safe.

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