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Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo

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JRSutton

07-29-2013 04:40:40
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Worst accident I ever saw was a lumber truck in the catskills.

Coming down a mountain - typical crazy twisted road - going too fast or his brake overheated, whatever - he punched through the sad excuse for a guardrail and plunged about 100 feet straight down into a waterfall.

Beautiful place to go is about the only good thing you could say about that.

It also permanently crossed off the idea of ever driving a truck through the mountains for me.

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nys

07-30-2013 02:59:28
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 Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo in reply to JRSutton, 07-29-2013 04:40:40  
My Dads mill was in Grahamsville and tractor trailer driver that hauled most of his lumber to wholesaler lived over the mountain near Boiceville. Lynne Hoyt was his name and he went over Peekamoose with that trailer loaded sometimes 12000 or more boardfeet of hardwood.Don't know if you know this area.



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Dan T in MO

07-29-2013 21:53:00
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 Re: son of a truck drivin mother. honk honk boogedy boogedy boo in reply to JRSutton, 07-29-2013 04:40:40  
Dad has often told the story of him hauling logs in Western Arkansas. He started down a particularly hairy downgrade. Figured he'd shave off a little speed, but quickly realized the brakes were gone. So he grabbed on the chromium plated, fully illuminated, genuine accessory shift knob. He pulled it into a lower gear and let out the clutch. Then he looked in the mirror and saw the tranny come out of the truck. About half-way down, he was passed by the Arkansas Highway Patrol. I figure he was clearing the road ahead for a spectacular truck wreck.

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