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Old 02-14-2018, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Video: Iowa I-35 snowy highway multi-vehicle pile-up

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Eyes up & adjust speed as needed!

Yup, just as soon as I finish my Facebook update.

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Old 02-14-2018, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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WTH? The visibility does not look like it's that bad, and a lot of folks slowed down, but others hit that pile with a lot of speed.
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Why did people just park their cars on the road rather than continue on? Did the guys at the front get stuck?
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Similar thing happened a couple years ago near indiana/michigan border.

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Makes the Rushins look competent in comparison.

Some were able to stop safely while it appears some never even glanced up from their phones.
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At 3:36 a semi comes through twice.

That was an emotional roller coaster. I kept waiting for the crash to start, but then I realized there was already a pile-up in the top left, so I restarted the video. I was relieved each time someone avoided the accident, but then someone plowed into them.

Today I learned that you never avoid an accident until you are clear, keep on moving!
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Speed commensurate with conditions? Nope!
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This is the selfie the first driver took half a second before the accident:

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Today I learned that you never avoid an accident until you are clear, keep on moving!
Yup. Anytime you EVER have to slow down or stop on a highway/freeway, you should immediately be on red alert for getting rear-ended.

I would have driven off that highway or along the shoulder as far as possible. I've done it before.

I avoided getting pancaked by a transport truck by taking to the shoulder on a highway after entering a construction zone where traffic went from 2 to 1 lane and 100 to ~10 km/h. A couple of other cars I passed followed me when they saw what was coming. The truck ended up stopped in the space we had just vacated.
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Similar thing happened a couple years ago near indiana/michigan border.
That was terrifying.

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