I-70 Crash, etc yesterday near Denver

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  1. TeleBrew

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    glad to hear Mrs. Telebrew was safe and yeah, sorry for those who were involved. Bottom of the Evergreen hill, no?
     
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    Yes sir. The bottom of a very long incline as I-70 comes down from the mountains. My wife was headed to Denver to meet a client.
     
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    So glad to hear your wife is safe. Just goes to show how fragile life is and how we can't take anything for granted.
     
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    Just saw that on the news a few minutes ago. Horrific beyond comprehension. I’m glad your wife missed that.
     
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    Do you think it was brakes on the one semi ?

    Looked absolutely horrific.
     
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    Its weird how that happens.My mother was sitting in traffic waiting to get on the 14th street bridge in DC back in 82 when the Air Florida crash happened.Most people had been let go early because of the storm so I was already home watching it on the news.
    We knew she traveled on that bridge and with no cell phones yet, we had no idea where she was.
    She finally made it to a phone maybe 3 hours later but still caught in traffic.It was much later that night she finally made it home.
     
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    For every horrible tragedy like this, there are the unlucky few who get caught up in the worst of it and there are literally thousands who realize, 'if I'd just been a few minutes earlier or later or hadn't stopped for coffee or HAD stopped for coffee, that coulda been me'. Those things are always a matter of just how unlucky are you in the moment - nothing anyone in it could have done. Think of the turnover in the many offices in the twin towers in the year or two before 9/11 and the number of people who realized, if I hadn't changed jobs / careers when I did, that could have been me. Or the families of those lost who thought, "if she just hadn't gotten/taken that job".

    These tragedies are nothing but horrible, but if they serve any greater purpose at all it's that they remind the rest of us how damn lucky we've been...

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    Saw tthat on the news. Glad we were nowhere near it.
     
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    I was headed westbound on I-70, passed this area maybe 10 minutes ahead of the crash. Its pretty common to smell overheated truck brakes in that stretch.
     
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    A friend of mine works near there and posted some pictures of the smoke plum before he knew what had exactly happened. I'm glad that your wife is safe. Give her an extra hug tonight.
     
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    I missed it by minutes.
    I was stuck in traffic from a crash about 3 miles East of the big crash.
     
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    My heart goes out to all involved... I love the Denver area, but, despise driving there, or any area with crowded roads.
     
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    Wow. That is close. The big crash might not have happened at all, or been as bad, if not for the first one that backed things up. Really terrible luck all around.
     
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    That seems the most likely cause, because he had just headed down a very long and steep decline, and it was still a slight downhill where he ended up crashing. There are several runaway truck ramps positioned on the way down, but it's hard to say why he didn't head for one, or if he realized his brakes had failed after he passed the last one, if that's what happened.
     
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    There is a sign not far from there that says "YOU ARE NOT DOWN YET" or something like that.... springtime in the rockies can be more treacherous than the dead of winter... so sorry for those involved!
     
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    How long and steep is the incline? Enough that a big heavy truck could burn out its brakes?
     
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    Sorry, didn't see this was already answered. What a nightmare.
     
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    Terrible news, and shows what damage one apparently negligent driver can do. Get off your devices folks. Not saying that was involved here. It just is too often.

    I read somewhere that highway driving is the most dangerous thing people regularly do and I believe it. I rarely have to do it and it scares the living crap outta me.

    Geoff
     
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    Told you guys I hate cities.
     
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