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Posted: 12/30/19 06:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's video that shows a Class A that crashed and hit a tree. The entire roof was pealed off of it!

You Tube Video out of Oregon


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Tragic. I remember my first ride in an Army M113 and the sergeant instructor saying “Don’t hit no tree!” Then a new butter bar saying “why?” The answer was “...it will spilt this APC...and the tree will kill you.”

Think of all that Army paperwork.


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Posted: 12/30/19 07:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ouch !

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Posted: 12/30/19 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In Oregon,by law, all roads are required to be built 1 foot higher than the last 100 year flood. Even in the flat lands it's 1 foot higher also. If you go off the road, the vehicle will usually roll over and onto it's roof. It looked like it was a mountainous road, but it's the same. Get off the road and over you go. Most roads in Oregon have no guard rails; they say because we have no sales tax, they can't afford it.


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From the Youtube link, presumably by the tow truck driver:

"The driver of the 36 foot RV fell asleep. The RV went off the right shoulder hitting a large tree. Impact was against the upper corner of the windshield. The tree sheared off the entire roof and right side wall . The passenger was sleeping in the rear bedroom and got pinned beneath the siding and roof. It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour to dig through the debris to extricate her . She appeared to have non life threatening injuries.
Owner of RV told me he only had liability insurance and he had no money to pay for tow. OUCH !!!
3 hours on scene doing the recovery, 3 hours next day cleaning up mess, about $1000 cost to get rid of RV at dump, $300 to get rid of loose debris. Living the dream."


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Not that it makes much difference of the results but a couple of questions arise about the where of the crash.

"It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour"... From Ilwaco it is at least a 30 minute drive to anyplace in Oregon and that includes a 5 mile drive across the Astoria–Megler Bridge.

Some of the comments in the comments section seem to come from the towing company that is located in Ocean Park, WA. Oregon State Police isn't likely to have them on the call list unless it was an extreme emergency.

And the poster that said "Most roads in Oregon have no guard rails;" must be a transplant. I am an Oregon native for 67 years and driven a vast majority of the roads in the state and have seen many miles of guardrails.

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RedRollingRoadblock wrote:

Not that it makes much difference of the results but a couple of questions arise about the where of the crash.

"It took the Ilwaco Fire Department over an hour"... From Ilwaco it is at least a 30 minute drive to anyplace in Oregon and that includes a 5 mile drive across the Astoria–Megler Bridge.

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It didn't take the FD an hour to get there; it took them an hour to dig the passenger out of the debris. Re-read the comment....Dennis


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Posted: 12/31/19 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice time for a drivers door like he has/had.


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Well, I was working on posting a big harangue about someone involved in the rescue (the towing company guy) posting a video from an active rescue, from basically inside the scene.

But people just don't seem to care like they used to. Important to get those "likes"!


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I bet they're 'appeeling' for help.

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