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Old 08-03-2014, 07:46 PM   #1
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Camper accident in MI

I've never seen such an accident and thought I'd pass the story along. It sounds like the camper and TV had just entered the highway and hadn't got up to highway speeds yet when a younger driver didn't judge how slow they were going vs. how fast she was driving. Story linked and a pic included.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/a...jured-69-crash

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Old 08-03-2014, 07:58 PM   #2
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Wow what an accident, that is about the only time i get nervous with an rv when getting on the freeway , especially here in texas its basically a take no prisoners attitude.
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Too bad there isn't a picture showing the TV. I'm curious as to what was pulling the TT.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #4
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Too bad there isn't a picture showing the TV. I'm curious as to what was pulling the TT.
It's hard to see:

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Old 08-03-2014, 08:43 PM   #5
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Looks like a dually
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Looks like an older(80's model) dually judging by what little I can see when I zoom in on the picture on my phone. Judging by the mirrors I am thinking an older F350.
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Not to be a hero but does it really matter what kind of TV it was. People need to learn how to drive.
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Funny how timing works sometimes, just a couple days ago was a post about increased speed limits in certain states, and the OP was worried they would be rear ended.

If I recall many folks commented that was an unwarranted concern on highway, because non-towing drivers are already aware of slower moving RVs/Truck Trailers...Guess that didn't pertain to the driver of this Saturn.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:17 PM   #9
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Wow what an accident, that is about the only time i get nervous with an rv when getting on the freeway , especially here in texas its basically a take no prisoners attitude.

+1, and most of the entrance ramps around me have no entrance lane, they just dump you right into 80 mph traffic, it's quite stressful, and only the tractors seem to want to move, everyone else would just let you hit them before they would move over. I mean, I know the on highway driver has the right of way, but if you can move over, why not do it? ESPECIALLY around here where you know the entrance traffic has no chance to match speed and merge...
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I worry about that every time I'm in California because Trailer speed is posted at 55.
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