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Every, now and then, someone does not make it home. Unfortunately, in this case there were five.
We had just fuelled up and left Devils Lake, North Dakota, west bound on US # 2 Highway, for Calgary, Alberta. Running along just ahead of me, was another Canadian truck.
There were many bridges across the old highways that were to narrow for the newer sized trucks. In the 1950's the trucks had to move over the white line and run in the centre of the bridge, because of trailer clearance. As shown by my Hayes stopped on the bridge.
The truck ahead of me, made the curve and entered the centre of the bridge. Unfortunately, a carload of young service men from the local base approached the bridge in the same manner in the oncoming direction. As the truck came off the bridge, they collided. The resulting PHOTOS, are self explanatory.
As in the 1950's, today is no exception. You have to be vigilant, and have foresight, at all times.
-------- William (Diesel Gypsy) Weatherstone RETURN TO HOME PAGE