Quote: Originally Posted by shadowshiv
After what happened on Highway 401 a few years back(between Windsor and Chatham), I am NOT staying in my vehicle if I can help it. I will make a run for the fields, and try to get to a safe distance. Some of the people who died in the crash were NOT killed because of the impact, but because they were trapped in a burning car. I would rather potentially get hit by a car than burn alive. People will still speed regardless of the thickness of fog, and it won't matter if you have proper flashers and signage. They aren't going to see it in time. Why do you think some of the crashes end up being so large?
Our guys where delivering RV's into La Crête, AB and where on the way out with an
empty lowbed and moving really slow when they ended up in the pile up. They stayed
in the truck at first, but headed into the ditch and stayed near the cab after they where
hit twice more. I think they where the fifth vehicle in a nine or twelve vehicle pile. They
could hear vehicles coming in the fog, and then another crunch, etc...as they couldn't
even see the end of their trailer.
Where do you pull over to get out'a the line of fire when there's no place to go? Tough
situation all around. Anyone that stopped before the pile up would just get rear ended
into the pile eventually anyway.
Weirdly, one of our guys dialed 911 for ambulances to come (that's not the weird part),
and ended up with collection agencies harassing him for the next year as the bill for the
ambulance service falls upon the one who calls them it seems if the tab isn't paid by the
ones using the ambulence. That's a story that could be a Thread unto itself though.