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Massive 40 Truck-Car Pile-Up On I-70 Near IND  
User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2164 times:

After having a few days of all-time record breaking warm weather for January, the cold is back in Indiana; and the people driving the trucks and cars on the Interstates are STILL trying to drive on the vehicle in front's back bumper; here are some pretty good pictures of the inevitable results from following too close. The pile-up was so massive, and so "spread out" that the para-medics were having a very difficult time reaching the injured people; as of a few hours ago, the Indiana State Police reported that they were still uncertain if there were any fatalities, but there have already been more than a dozen injured people transported to hospitals.

This happened near the Indianapolis International Airport; the News has reported that flights have been cancelled as a result of the traffic interfering with passengers getting to and from the airport; (to which I would add; "because they haven't been swift enough to figure out that you really DON"T "need" to get on I-70 to GET to the Airport").

The worst part of all of this is, the weather is really not all that bad; temps are about 20 deg. (F), rather "breezy", maybe half an inch of snow has fallen in the last 10 or 12 hours.......in other words, just another typical January 31 day in Indiana; (with ALL of the typical ignorant drivers who think they are in such a rush that they MUST drive on the car in front's bumper) Some times when I'm driving in heavy traffic, I can't help but wonder......."do all of these people really HAVE a destination" ? "Or are they just out, driving around, texting each other on their cell phones, and possibly trying to "decide" where they really want to go" ? (It sure does look like it some times.)

They'll never learn, will they ?



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 8361 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 2161 times:

Eh 40? Nothing compared to the 96 car pile-up down the road in the Nati last week.


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User currently offlineJetsgo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3117 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week ago) and read 2127 times:

Yall got nothin. Detroit has you beat

This one hits home though as I have frequently driven that piece of highway as it connects my families suburbs and Cobo where NAIAS is held every January. RIP to the victims, especially the children.

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User currently offlineGeezer From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2086 times:


Here's another link that has a pretty good picture of what's going on; BTW........it was up in the 20s when this happened this afternoon; it's 11:00 PM now, the temperature is now 5 deg above zero, and there are STILL people in cars that can't get out of the mess;

To all of you saying this isn't a "record"...........I didn't say anything about it being a "record'........just that it's a major headache to a hell of a lot of people , especially for anyone unfortunate enough to be stuck in that mess for over 8 hours now, in zero weather. (if it "bores you", don't look)


Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
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