Bridge cllopses , could have killed several
I know this is a far stretch off topic , but after incedents like this one . I just feel compelled to put a word on the wire for folks to to use caution in your daily routines . Life is all to short to not take a breath and appreciate life as it is .
Ok , I'll do something unusaul here and be quick about this . I just want folks to consider how day to day things can clain ones life suddenly . I'll also add that I am all to fortunate to still be alive at this moment .
In the winter months , my business slows to a crawl so I use my class A Hazmat lisence to earn a few bux by driving a propane truck . Today on my route , a bridge in Lake Toxaway caved in as I was crossing it . The bridge first started crumbling on the right side of the truck which rolled the truck ( along with me in it ) into the river . If you haven't noticed , it's raining somethign serious and the river was raging quite nicely . To my good fortune and some very quick thinking . I did get out without to much physical harm to me . I did however go get cleared at the hospital for serious injuries but will be very sore as a reminder of how close of a call it was .
Again , off topic yes . But allot of folks read this board and I hope it was ok to use it as a reminder of just how quick we can leave this old world . I have to say ... this was my 1st experience of rolloing a 36,000 gvw vehicle with 3,000 gallons of explosive in a river and can only hope it will be the last . You might be able to catch the quick and dirty on WLOS News 13 tonight .
P.S. I personally don't have photos but I know my boss did along with NCHAZMAT and several other folks . If and when I can acquire a few , I'll post a few up if you guys don't mind .
[B][I][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]One day I'll have another DL1000 . I MISS YOU ALL !.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/I][/B]
Last edited by PO-SLOKE; 12-16-2008 at 05:37 PM.