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Old 09-26-2015, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Also, have they got a good structural engineering team out there yet? Considering I ride with my boyfriend that way towards Chamblee in constant horror regularly, I don't need fear of the entire thing collapsing added to my anxiety.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Also, have they got a good structural engineering team out there yet? Considering I ride with my boyfriend that way towards Chamblee in constant horror regularly, I don't need fear of the entire thing collapsing added to my anxiety.
They didn't hit the bridge. If they hit anything it was just guardrails and if someone relies on their structural support for driving, then it's they who have the problem.
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Old 09-26-2015, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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They didn't hit the bridge. If they hit anything it was just guardrails and if someone relies on their structural support for driving, then it's they who have the problem.
I think if you're driving across something, you'd hope it is structurally sound. If London Bridge is falling down, you can't exactly ski doo across it.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:29 AM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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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.
I'm talking about in the far right lane. It comes off from 400SB in a loop and is then exit only for Ashford Dunwoody. I've gotten stuck behind a truck plenty of times in that loop. They always slow to about 20-25, the Publix truck had a decent amount in it so I doubt it was full speed if it did come from 400. That's why I think the trucks were already on 285 and didn't come from 400. They would've been full speed and someone probably misjudged trying to get over a lane.
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Old 10-01-2015, 05:49 PM
 
Location: East Side of ATL
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As I stated, dumbass driver at fault.

I hope, he had umbrella coverage...

Man charged in I-285/Ga. 400 crash involving tractor-trailer,... | www.ajc.com
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Old 10-01-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU
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As I stated, dumbass driver at fault.

I hope, he had umbrella coverage...

Man charged in I-285/Ga. 400 crash involving tractor-trailer,... | www.ajc.com
He should be glad he's not facing manslaughter charges. Could've easily been a lot worse.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I'm talking about in the far right lane. It comes off from 400SB in a loop and is then exit only for Ashford Dunwoody. I've gotten stuck behind a truck plenty of times in that loop. They always slow to about 20-25, the Publix truck had a decent amount in it so I doubt it was full speed if it did come from 400. That's why I think the trucks were already on 285 and didn't come from 400. They would've been full speed and someone probably misjudged trying to get over a lane.

@ the bold, I must be fully missing what you have been trying to say. I never got the impression that anyway was saying they came off 400 onto 285. In the first sentence of the original post, it says they were on 285 and fell onto 400.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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@ the bold, I must be fully missing what you have been trying to say. I never got the impression that anyway was saying they came off 400 onto 285. In the first sentence of the original post, it says they were on 285 and fell onto 400.
The current design of the interchange is a little weird. 400N goes under 285, but 400S goes over it.

This won't be the case when the new interchange is built, however.

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As I stated, dumbass driver at fault.

I hope, he had umbrella coverage...

Man charged in I-285/Ga. 400 crash involving tractor-trailer,... | www.ajc.com
There's a video of the crash, and yes, I watched it. Not for the faint of heart. I couldn't see the car that caused it, however.
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Old 10-02-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I am shocked all he got was a simple traffic citation. He should have his license removed for at least 1 year.
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Old 10-03-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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The current design of the interchange is a little weird. 400N goes under 285, but 400S goes over it.

This won't be the case when the new interchange is built, however.



There's a video of the crash, and yes, I watched it. Not for the faint of heart. I couldn't see the car that caused it, however.
I finally saw it on the news this morning along with listening to the 911 call the driver made. So apparently the 64 year old driver of the Kia Sorrento clipped the Publix truck which then hit the gas truck taking them both over. Up until now I thought the gas truck was behind the Publix truck, but now I see they were in different lanes and that's how the gas truck went down too. Makes much more sense now.

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I am shocked all he got was a simple traffic citation. He should have his license removed for at least 1 year.
It sounds weird since people have gotten charged more for causing way less damage, but basically, that's what he did - failed to maintain lane.
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