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Eric

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Wonder if the trailer was empty?  Surprised the tractor went over with it rather than breaking off.   You can bet the driver had to change his shorts afterwards.

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One of my old KW customers had a driver killed when his rig was blown off the road in the mountains on a California run.  He was partially loaded at the time. A 53 ft trailer has a lot of surface area and makes a good sail.

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Sure hope he was wearing his seatbelt. That was a wild ride. Unbelted, he would have landed pretty roughly on his head. Wind ain't no joke. I imagine he was wrestling that rig for a while before this happened. Mighta been prudent to pull over and point that thing into the wind for a while.

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I remember flying into Amarillo once on a trip to see family in Turkey, Texas, during Thanksgiving.  The wind was blowing so bad I needed help pushing the airport door open to get out to our rental car.  Once we got the car and got on the road, a hailstorm blew out the back window.  The weather can get pretty crazy in those parts.

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