5.15.2007

Update


The Messenger is reporting that there's a big wreck at 380 and Amanda Way (about three miles west of Decatur and one of the most dangerous intersections in the county). That explains a bunch of sirens heard at around 8:00 a.m.

If anyone knows anything, feel free to post.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's the Midway gas station

Anonymous said...

Rock truck and Delivery truck collide.Rock truck turned over.Both vehicles were off roadway no causing much trouble with traffic.

Anonymous said...

It was actually a rock truck and a garbage truck. The garbage truck was trying to pull out onto 380 when I was taking my son to school. After running a few errands, I passed by the same area & the wreck had already occurred.

The accident was on a Private Roads just east of Acorn, not at Amanda Way. The accident occurred on the north side of 380.

That will be a mess to clean up. The garbage truck was on it's side, with trash everywhere.

When I drove by, the emergency crew was placing a man on a stretcher. He was wearing a neck brace.
Barry, Are you headed over there now?

Anonymous said...

C'mon people--Barry doesn't "chase ambulances"--he primarily does criminal defense work!

Anonymous said...

Who said anything about chasing ambulances? I was talking about helping clean up the trash! :)

Anonymous said...

To Developers--NEVER put an entrance drive right in the middle of the crest of a hill. Sure, you have visibility--A LONG WAY IN THE DISTANCE! However, the vehicle that is near you and is going to strike you is HIDDEN right below the crest! ALWAYS place an entranceway in the "dip" of rolling terrain--a vehicle that tops the hill as you pull out is still not right on top of you, and you have time to accelerate. The Seven Wires and the Holly Ridge entrances are excellent examples of where NOT to place an entrance!

Anonymous said...

It was a oil field tanker (mud)and a garbage truck. Both overturned. One person injured. Required hazmat cleanup crews.

Anonymous said...

If the problem was bad design, people would be getting killed there every day. The problem is bad drivers. Normally speed limits take into account things like terrain, lines of sight, braking distances, intersections. To the point that driving the speed limit or below and paying attention at the same will almost always be enough to prevent these types of accidents. In this case, at least one of the drivers was not paying attention, or was speeding, or both.

Anonymous said...

I was following behind both of these trucks when this occurred and can honestly say I don't know what happened. I had just turned off of Acorn and driven east about 1/2 a mile (the trucks were about 500 yards ahead of me; it basically happened across the street from Washburns Tax Shop)and then blamo...both trucks were on their side skidding across the highway into the road construction. I was the second person to stop to render aid. Both men climbed from their respective cabs with some help. The oil field water/sludge truck driver was holding his arm real gingerly, but otherwise they were both walking around and waiting for the emergency crews to arrive. I left when the ambulance arrived, so if one of them left on a stretcher that is surprising. But at the same time, I must admit, as I walked up to the larger truck on its side I fully expected to find someone badly injured. I will attest to the stinch of it all. The smell of trash mixed with that kind of black gooky mud you find at Wise County park at the bottom of the lake was a real treat. A thick black liquid was pouring from the one truck and I must also admit that I was hoping whatever it was, it did not end up in the water well I am drinking from (as I watched it make its way for the nearest stream heading in the general direction of my home). If someone knows what happened exactly I would be interested to know.