Autobahn Gets Beer Bath After Truck Spills Its Poorly Secured Load - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Off Topic Anything but SLK talk. Please Note that religious and political discussions are not allowed....

 9Likes
  • 1 Post By Berliner Heckflosse
  • 1 Post By mikemillen
  • 2 Post By Mike Florey
  • 3 Post By Avel Du
  • 2 Post By Berliner Heckflosse
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 1 Week Ago
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,238
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 512 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 1,413 Times in 951 Posts
Garage
(Thread Starter)
Autobahn Gets Beer Bath After Truck Spills Its Poorly Secured Load





According to the Mannheim Police, the accident happened last Friday, near the town of Hirschberg. The call came in to report a vehicle accident, so they weren’t prepared for the sight that was waiting for them: of the 1,280 cases of beer loaded onto a semi, 40 percent had fallen on the highway, causing a huge mess.

Adding insult to injury, the truck also took some damage. In addition to the wasted beer, estimated damages to the semi are of around $33,000, the police say. All in all, it was a pretty horrible Friday night for this driver.

The police say the accident happened as the driver was getting ready to leave the Autobahn on an off-ramp, which is when the load tilted and slid off the truck. Responsible for the mishap is the driver himself, for not properly securing the load, which made the accident possible.

The investigation is still underway, so the driver is yet to be charged. It took 29 volunteer firefighters and over 6 hours of continuous work to clear the road, during which time a portion of the Autobahn had to be shut down. Happily, police report only minor incidents during this timeframe.

All jokes aside, unsecured or poorly secured loads have caused bigger problems than this, which should be whatever confirmation you still needed that, if you’re a truck driver, it’s criminal to hit the road without going through all the necessary steps.

Stories of semis losing their loads and spilling fizzy drinks, pig guts, chocolate and even scrap metal have made plenty of headlines in recent months – and they’re all funny, in retrospect. But when someone dies because of this kind of irresponsible behavior, like it happened last July, when a boulder came off a truck and crushed the women in the car behind, the fun stops.


https://twitter.com/PolizeiMannheim/...48722571452417
Avel Du likes this.

This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 1 Week Ago
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Bognor Regis, West Sussex, UK.
Vehicle: Lusting!
Other Toys: W220 S500L 2004 (facelift)
Posts: 17
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
What a terrible, terrible waste. :-(
Avel Du likes this.
mikemillen is offline  
#3 Old 1 Week Ago
Premium Member
 
Australian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: South Australia
Vehicle: SLK 320 2002
Other Toys: Just a shopping trolley.
Posts: 493
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 199 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 75 Post(s)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 49 Times in 48 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikemillen View Post
What a terrible, terrible waste. :-(

What? The damage to the truck, or the driver's job?
Australian is offline  
#4 Old 1 Week Ago
Premium Member
 
Mike Florey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: New Mexico
Vehicle: 2012 SLK 350 (Atomic Death Toboggan)
Other Toys: Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland Summit, Racing plane (pylon racer), Polaris ATV
Posts: 541
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Thanks: 68
Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Garage
Unsecured loads are one of my pet peeves. It makes me nervous to get behind something like a pickup carrying an unsecured engine block with the tailgate down.

A long time ago in Florida, I was riding a motorcycle when a pickup lost a several large blocks of styrofoam directly in front of me. I stood on the pegs expecting the worst. The foam blocks hit the pavement and floated out of the way. I think I left fingerprints in the grips.
Australian and Avel Du like this.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

A guy knows he's in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days. ― Tim Allen
Mike Florey is offline  
#5 Old 1 Week Ago
Moderator/RoTMorganiser

 
Avel Du's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Wirral, England
Vehicle: 2007 SLK55AMG
Other Toys: 2009 SLK 350 (Bluebadger), MK I Nissan Murano (2008), Honda VFR 800 FiW (1998), CB400four f2 (1978)
Posts: 22,197
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 247 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2192 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,900
Thanked 1,418 Times in 1,305 Posts
Garage
With Mike on this.

Even paper blowing off the back of an unsecured/unsheeted load is a major hazard.
We have a split second (well 2 seconds) to see and react.

I once followed a heavy haulage carrying a mining dumper truck whose steel chain had broken loose.
Major PITA to get the drivers attention. That had the potential to kill.
Driver was mortified.

Part of the problem is the unreasonable time drivers get to load, deliver & offload.
The Company owners are every bit as much to blame as the driver.

Myk
(Moderator/Ride of the Month Coordinator)


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



Useful R170 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R171 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Useful R172 diy:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Avel Du is offline  
#6 Old 1 Week Ago
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Phoenix
Vehicle: 1999 slk 230
Other Toys: 1966 Mercedes Heckflosse
Posts: 14,238
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 512 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,114
Thanked 1,413 Times in 951 Posts
Garage
(Thread Starter)


It is secured trust me

older story

Florida woman cheats death in latest unsecured-load accident



https://www.autoblog.com/2018/10/15/...-load-florida/
Avel Du and Mike Florey like this.

This post brought you by FLOSSY ...the KING of unimportant OFF TOPIC Posts.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Berliner Heckflosse is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > Off Topic

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.