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Old 09-25-2015, 11:33 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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Originally Posted by DaBurgh View Post
Did truck #1 clip truck #2 as truck #1 realized he needed to exit, causing truck #2 to spill over the bridge on to 400? Trying to imagine what happened.
That exit for 400 is a ways back from the bridge. There aren't any exits near that bridge. I'm thinking someone was coming from 400S, took the loop, saw it was exit only for A-D in a mile and tried to get over but wasn't clear. That or just wasn't paying attention.
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Old 09-25-2015, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Did truck #1 clip truck #2 as truck #1 realized he needed to exit, causing truck #2 to spill over the bridge on to 400? Trying to imagine what happened.
I am kind of confused about how two went over as well. Your explanation makes the most sense.

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That exit for 400 is a ways back from the bridge. There aren't any exits near that bridge. I'm thinking someone was coming from 400S, took the loop, saw it was exit only for A-D in a mile and tried to get over but wasn't clear. That or just wasn't paying attention.
I still don't quite get that. It's not like they are lemmings.
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Old 09-26-2015, 08:33 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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I am kind of confused about how two went over as well. Your explanation makes the most sense.



I still don't quite get that. It's not like they are lemmings.
Go on streetview for 285E over 400. If a truck clipped a semi for an exit, the only nearby exit is in about a mile for Ashford Dunwoody. It's not likely the driver was going to miss that exit, they had plenty of time to get over. And that right lane comes out a loop off of 400S. Any 18 wheelers in that lane are still doing around 30-40. For one, it makes it even less likely someone clipped the truck trying to get off as they only had to wait a few seconds and they'd be past them. And I'm not sure a truck going that slow would go over (or two). Seems more likely everyone was at a much higher speed farther to the left and someone just misjudged.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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A couple cars and wreckers were involved as well.

I'm sure, some idiot cut one off the trucks or another car which lead to this happening.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Saigon
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Where were the drones when this happened?!?
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Old 09-26-2015, 02:51 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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A couple cars and wreckers were involved as well.

I'm sure, some idiot cut one off the trucks or another car which lead to this happening.
I thought I saw a flatbed wrecker with heavy frontal damage.
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:01 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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I thought I saw a flatbed wrecker with heavy frontal damage.


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Old 09-26-2015, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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Not sure where exactly it happened, but we all know how crazy it is to have to merge from 285 east on to 400 North, where it dumps you in the far left fast lane.
Apparently the trucks fell off the 285 east, on or near the bridge over 400 north.

Traffic was an absolute mess yesterday. But thank God nobody was killed or seriously injured.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Go on streetview for 285E over 400. If a truck clipped a semi for an exit, the only nearby exit is in about a mile for Ashford Dunwoody. It's not likely the driver was going to miss that exit, they had plenty of time to get over. And that right lane comes out a loop off of 400S. Any 18 wheelers in that lane are still doing around 30-40. For one, it makes it even less likely someone clipped the truck trying to get off as they only had to wait a few seconds and they'd be past them. And I'm not sure a truck going that slow would go over (or two). Seems more likely everyone was at a much higher speed farther to the left and someone just misjudged.
Unless traffic was backed up, they were certainly going more than around 30 - 40. Driving that slow of a speed will get you killed in and of itself. Also, those trucks roll through there like they mean business. I could go along with one flying over the cuckoo's nest being accidental but not two. I'm not sure if there has been more information provided by the drivers or witnesses, but there has to be some reason that two trucks went over.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: ITP - City of Atlanta Proper
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I drove past the crash scene this afternoon mainly out of morbid curiosity (and I had to go help a friend in the wilds of Cherokee county). It's miracle that truck didn't take out a dozen or more cars nor kill anyone including the drivers. The wall over 285 is cracked in half!

Side note: I wonder if there is huge structural damage to the bridge? If it needs major repairs or to be rebuilt, folks in the Perimeter area better start taking the train if they can or buy a helicopter.
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