Highway 10 wreck today
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“flyin over like a lead balloon”

Since: Aug 11

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#1 Sep 6, 2011
Sounds terrible but I hope a state law maker gets in a wreck on high way 10.(Non fatal....but a good scare would be nice)

Maybe then they'll get to work on it.

“flyin over like a lead balloon”

Since: Aug 11

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#2 Sep 6, 2011
I've already had my own wreck on Highway 10 before you start calling me a meanie.

Maybe I am a meanie. But the mood fits for the day.
whats it gonna take

Scottsville, KY

#3 Sep 6, 2011
why dont the state put speed bumps at the curves on the hill maybe that slow some down when its raining and snow...every time it does either of the two, it is a wreck usually same spot.
abt

United States

#4 Sep 6, 2011
Who passed away today in the wreck?
County Man

Lafayette, TN

#5 Sep 6, 2011
FROM CHANNEL 4 NEWS:

Wet road conditions may have caused a wreck Tuesday in Macon County that killed a motorist.

Paul Brockette, 59, of Lafayette died after his 2003 Chevrolet TKR lost control while rounding a curve on State Hwy 10 around 4:30 p.m., according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

The vehicle left the roadway and rolled over once into a utility pole. Brockette was not wearing a seatbelt and was partially ejected from the vehicle, according to a THP report.

His passenger, Shelia Brockette, 53, was wearing a seat belt and sustained unspecified injuries.

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Since: Sep 11

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#6 Sep 6, 2011
So sad. Mr brockette was such a good man. Prayers to his famiily
wtf

Westmoreland, TN

#7 Sep 7, 2011
Really hate this for the family. There is a speed limit on that hill. 40 mph. You cannot put a speed bump on a state highway. And wear your damned seat belt. She did-he didn't. People somewhere down the road have got to start taking responsibility for themselves instead of this mindset of "It won't happen to me" or "The state has go to do something". And if they have lived here all their lives, then he should have known how dangerous that hill is.
your right

Scottsville, KY

#8 Sep 7, 2011
wtf wrote:
Really hate this for the family. There is a speed limit on that hill. 40 mph. You cannot put a speed bump on a state highway. And wear your damned seat belt. She did-he didn't. People somewhere down the road have got to start taking responsibility for themselves instead of this mindset of "It won't happen to me" or "The state has go to do something". And if they have lived here all their lives, then he should have known how dangerous that hill is.
i have to agree i have been on that road all my life in cars trucks dump trucks tractor trailors its not the road its the people on it its a sad thing when anyone gets killed on it an it should be fixed an strightend out but whats that gonna help people will just go off the hill faster than they are now so will that help anything i dont think so
guest

Westmoreland, TN

#9 Sep 7, 2011
You know the strange thing is there used to be few wrecks on that hill much. The hill hasn't changed any. It is the people and the driving attitudes. Then again, in the 70's and 80's we didn't have cell phones did we? Not that this is what caused this accident and I don't mean to imply that at all. Speeding and not paying attention are major factors also.
Family

Westmoreland, TN

#10 Sep 7, 2011
Um this was my cousin that died in the car accident and accidents happen it never says he was being careless or speeding or on his cell phone. My cousin is dead and I don't think ya'll should be on here talking about how it happened cause if it was ya'lls family member I dont' think you would be on here talking about how well he should have been wearing his seat belt or he should have been doing the speed limit or any other nonsence. People disgust me. You wanna sound concerned put on here. I'm sorry for the family that lost a husband,father,brother, grandfather, a friend. instead of explaining how it could have been different if he would have or would not have done something different.
Neal

Scottsville, KY

#11 Sep 7, 2011
guest wrote:
You know the strange thing is there used to be few wrecks on that hill much. The hill hasn't changed any. It is the people and the driving attitudes. Then again, in the 70's and 80's we didn't have cell phones did we? Not that this is what caused this accident and I don't mean to imply that at all. Speeding and not paying attention are major factors also.
Your right the hill hasn't changed, but it has been paved over a few times. I believe it's something in the asphalt along with the curve that is causing the accidents. I have went around it when it was raining and almost swap ends on the curve. The state needs to be checking that out.
wtf

Westmoreland, TN

#12 Sep 7, 2011
Maybe we need to use this example of a tragedy to prevent it happening and so many people haveing to suffer through another funeral. No intent of being hurtful is meant whatsoever. If you look at my post you will see I stated not that this is what happened in this accident. One thing that absolutely contributed to this needless death was the failure to wear a seatbelt. And I don't consider that nonsense. Sorry for you loss of a great person, but it is time to buck up on the seatbelt issue. This nonsense cost him his life. Look at the vehicle. If he had not been partially ejected the vehicle would not have rolled over on him. This is a prime example of why one SHOULD wear it. Nonsense or not! Sometimes people get killed and there is absolutely nothing that can be done to prevent it. This is not the case. Once again, I am sorry for this loss, but it was preventable.
wtf

Westmoreland, TN

#13 Sep 7, 2011
Neal, you may have something there. That coupled with the fact that it hasn't rained much in a long time (during which I don't recall any accidents happening) and with this sudden influx of rain, it brought all of the asphalt oil to the surface. I wonder if they are using something new in the asphalt?
Neal

Scottsville, KY

#14 Sep 7, 2011
wtf wrote:
Neal, you may have something there. That coupled with the fact that it hasn't rained much in a long time (during which I don't recall any accidents happening) and with this sudden influx of rain, it brought all of the asphalt oil to the surface. I wonder if they are using something new in the asphalt?
Not sure but I know that the new pavement on the Road from RBS to Lafayette was slick yesterday. But this hill on Highway 10 needs to be looked at by the State, TDOT or whoever is responsible for the roads. I truly believe it has something to do with the asphalt and the way that curve slants. Theres just to many wrecks there for it to be negligance. I know this man as I'm sure he was driving the speed limit or even under and I assure you he was attentive to his surroundings. How many is it gonna take losing their lives to get someone in here to do something about that road and especially that spot.
me too

Westmoreland, TN

#15 Sep 7, 2011
The curve is sloped the wrong direction. It is banked opposite from what it is supposed to be. Still should have had his seat belt on.
only my opinion

Lafayette, TN

#16 Sep 7, 2011
SEAT BELT OR NOT taking out the curves so ppl CAN GO EVEN FASTER? or not we have lost A HUMAN DUE TO ACCIDENT & these do happin sorry for THE LOSS OF LIFE MY HEART GOES OUT TO THE FAMILY in your time of NEED I HAVE SYMPATHY ror THE WIFE,CHILDREN PARENTS AND ALL THE FAMILY PRAYERS TO YOU AND MAY GOD HELP YOU DEAL WITH YOUR LOSS......
shameful

Westmoreland, TN

#17 Sep 7, 2011
Neal wrote:
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Your right the hill hasn't changed, but it has been paved over a few times. I believe it's something in the asphalt along with the curve that is causing the accidents. I have went around it when it was raining and almost swap ends on the curve. The state needs to be checking that out.
You are right. Mr Brockette is dead. Mr kemp and many others traveled that hill for years also. But one day they lost thier life there. I just told my son a couple of weeks ago. This is a dangerous hill so many ppl have been killed here.
mercy

Portland, TN

#18 Sep 7, 2011
I think when it is your time to go,no matter where you areyou will go.If he has been saved, he is better off than we are.May God bless his family.
HHH

Westmoreland, TN

#19 Sep 8, 2011
I blame the lack of jobs in our county for a lot of it.So many people have to drive to out of the area to work and that increases traffic.Also people have less time to spend with the family so they talk on cell phones even more.I worked in Wilson county for a long time and have seen many lives lost due to having to drive so far.
princess

United States

#20 Sep 8, 2011
The law states that you must maintain control of your vehicle at all TIMES------OBEY THE LAW

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