Originally Posted by theknuckler
holy ****. That just sends shivers down your spine thinking about it. I never want to see anything like that ever, and I hope I never will. I've had a few close encounters with transports on an icy highway, transport slid sideways and covered the entire road on the 401 width wise, no where to go. If you hit the brakes you'd spin, so I had to pump the brakes and slow down gently and literally slide around on the shoulder. The people behind me slammed the brakes and spun out of control into the ditch. At least 20-30 cars were in the ditch that day. No casualties that I know of though, thankfully.
I remember reading about that miles long pileup, at least I think its the same one. Must have been insane to witness such a disaster. yikes
Ya it is never pretty to witness some of the things I have seen over the years , the one with the motorcycle happened just West of Quebec City back in the eighties , we were coming back from a vacation in Nova Scotia .
The one were the family being wiped out happened on the Trans Canada up by Parry Sound , the birth place of Bobby Orr
, the family station wagon they were traveling in cut out in front of a transport truck , the truck never had a chance , it just ran right over the car .
The pile up on the 401 , I was going to Windsor to visit family and was on the opposite side of the highway (going west), every one was stopping to try to help out .
Another bad one I came upon was a single car (a Jaguar XKE) that had passed me like I was standing still , the car had gone under a transport all the way from the back of the trailer up to the truck , the driver was decapitated , that happened just east of Kingston ..
When you drive truck for a living you see a lot of that sort of thing , going to work in a factory was one of the best decisions I ever made , I would never like being a provincial Police officer , they must throw up a lot at the scene of some of the horrific accidents they have to investigate ..