Saturday, January 23, 2010

Truck overturns on I-75 in Alachua Towing Trailer

Truck overturns on I-75 in Alachua

ALACHUA – One person was seriously injured in Alachua on Interstate 75 when a vehicle pulling an enclosed trailer overturned Wednesday, Jan. 13.

Valdosta Buckhanon of Hardaway, Ga. was traveling north on I-75 in the outside lane, pulling a 26-foot enclosed trailer. When a tractor-trailer passed in the center lane, the draft from the tractor-trailer caused Buckhanon’s 1997 Chevy pick-up to fishtail.

Buckhanon traveled onto the east shoulder, and his truck overturned.

Buckhanon suffered no injuries but his passenger, Charles English of Pensacola, Fla., suffered serious injuries and was taken to the North Florida Regional Medical Center.

more regulation is needed wrote on Jan 22, 2010 5:53 PM:

" It has nothing to do with the traffic at the interchange but its due to the excessive speed of these 18 wheelers that think they own the road. I cant tell you how many times one of these monsters have tailgated me to make me speed up when I am going the speed limit and how many times they have cut me off trying to pass other vehicles. Agreed something needs to be done but an interchange won't solve that problem. More tickets will. They must give cars more respect. "

where is the DOT wrote on Jan 22, 2010 4:49 PM:

" how many accidents/deaths before the department of transportation comes in- requires the city to put in the interchange for all this truck traffic? we are always reading accident reports involving truck traffic, we have several deaths, yet we are still in the cave when it comes to road improvements to handle all this traffic. How many people have to lose their lives before the DOT requires a cap on all the distribution truck traffic? Where's the Interchange to be constructed to handle all these semi's ? graded D during dollar general review - before Wal-mart & Sysco. no you adding Super Wal-mart (180,000,00 sq.ft) development that's coming..... not to mention the recently approved Waco 999 homes? "

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