Flammable chemicals spill in truck crash

Flammable chemicals spill in truck crash

There are 5 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Sep 14, 2007, titled Flammable chemicals spill in truck crash. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Crews are cleaning up a flammable chemical that spilled when two trucks collided at a railroad crossing in Plymouth.

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Tom Johnson

Bloomington, IN

#1 Sep 14, 2007
This is a prime example of why vehicles being required to make stops no other vehicle has to make should be eliminated.
Most drivers do not realize vehicles with placards are required to stop at all RR crossings, even if they are out in Rural areas.
Whoever came up with this regulation was an office worker or an over-reactive politician, that has no idea how many near-miss rear-end collisions this causes.
There are just as many actual collisions, caused by drivers not paying attention, or not knowing they must be prepared to stop behing trucks with placards and other vehicles carrying passengers.
Why make them stop out in the middle of properly flowing traffic? Right in the middle of rush hour.
This regulation is useless, wait till the Mexican trucks start free wheeling on our streets and highways, now that we should be upset about.
Look Out
lafguy60

Thorntown, IN

#2 Sep 14, 2007
A possible solution is to require large flashing red lights on the top of the vehicle.
Hal

Melrose, OH

#4 Sep 14, 2007
I live two miles from the accident. STAR has the facts wrong. About ten retail businesses including Super Walmart were evacuated and remained closed for over five hours. Wonder how much that will cost the driver at fault. Hope he has good insurance.
THUG LIFE

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Sep 14, 2007
Tom Johnson wrote:
This is a prime example of why vehicles being required to make stops no other vehicle has to make should be eliminated.
Most drivers do not realize vehicles with placards are required to stop at all RR crossings, even if they are out in Rural areas.
Whoever came up with this regulation was an office worker or an over-reactive politician, that has no idea how many near-miss rear-end collisions this causes.
There are just as many actual collisions, caused by drivers not paying attention, or not knowing they must be prepared to stop behing trucks with placards and other vehicles carrying passengers.
Why make them stop out in the middle of properly flowing traffic? Right in the middle of rush hour.
This regulation is useless, wait till the Mexican trucks start free wheeling on our streets and highways, now that we should be upset about.
Look Out
Better rear end crashes than train wrecks. Trains always win.
Scooter57

United States

#8 Sep 14, 2007
Another CDL-licensed driver gettin' stupid....

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