Carnage on Coquihalla

Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Cactusflower » Feb 26th, 2018, 12:37 pm

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/219749 ... Coquihalla
A few weeks ago, I said exactly the same thing as the 'anonymous source' said, and got :cuss: on from a great height.
I also commented on how big rig drivers aren't as competent as they used to be. Same reaction. :-X
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Hassel99 » Feb 26th, 2018, 12:46 pm

Biggest possible eyeroll
Why did you not just use that same thread?

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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Glacier » Feb 26th, 2018, 12:50 pm

I don't see a lot of carnage there. I see a lot of truckage and busage though.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby motokelowna1 » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Here we go again yes road conditions vary very quickly it is a pity those behind the wheel dont do the same. 80 km limit should be in-effect by the look of the speed in the video that was not the case....
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby dirtybiker » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:11 pm

I`ll chime in..How much of a Nanny system would you like ?
Where does it stop ?

Best stock up in October and November, all highway mountain
passes to be closed November 15 to April 1st.

Bubble wrap coveralls being released in new vibrant colours, get yours today !
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby daveandanne » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:18 pm

What a horrible incident and lucky no one was killed. Some sources said it was two busses, two semis and a couple of cars. Hope Search And Rescue says it was three busses, four semis and seventeen vehicles for a total of twenty four involved. Of these the bus and semi professional drivers were in it. The one bus was lucky there was not a steep drop off there and it missed the trees. So we also hear from the Police that road and weather conditions contributed to this carnage so we can assume that not driving to conditions is the only reason that this happened. So there it is for all to see how these incidents keep on happening. Not to mention that the highway was closed both ways and how about all of the hundreds of vehicles and people caught in this closure?. There are a lot of lucky people alive this time but what about the next time?. I do not mean to downplay this sad incident but the future must be taken into account to stop the injuries and deaths from happening. If there were no posts there on each side then the result would have been many deaths and injuries as the vehicles would have not had the option of going off road left and right and would have gone straight into the ones there and the semis would have done the finishing touch to the carnage. Something to think about when using our highways. Good luck as you will need it. And always keep a lookout in front and also behind you as this is where the most danger is coming from.

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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby OldIslander » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:35 pm

Definition of carnage:
: great and usually bloody slaughter or injury (as in battle) (Webster)
: the slaughter of a great number of people, as in battle; butchery; massacre. (dictionary.com)


People will tend to take you more seriously without the wild exaggeration.

While there were a number of injuries (some serious...), there were no deaths. A bunch of big vehicles got banged up -- probably a few of them totaled. The fact that there were no deaths, probably suggests that the industry is doing something right, regarding protecting folks inside their vehicles.

The accident, and the fact that a resident says they happen there all there time under these conditions, suggests that adjustments must be made to either the highway there, the warning signs, or both. As long as you have humans driving heavy vehicles on ice -- in the dark, during winter storms -- you will have accidents.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Glacier » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:41 pm

Castanet was trying to be really, really funny by using a pun. CARnage. Ha ha... good thing no one died, or they would have looked like complete jerk-bomb mofos.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby rustled » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:44 pm

Glacier wrote:Castanet was trying to be really, really funny by using a pun. CARnage. Ha ha... good thing no one died, or they would have looked like complete jerk-bomb mofos.

I didn't think they were trying to be funny. In early moments, it probably looked far worse for injury than it was, and looking at first reports/images one would have expected some loss of life. But keeping the most alarming headline possible, instead of changing it to something to more accurately reflect what had happened (bad as it was), makes them seem more click-baity than credible as a news source.

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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby ferri » Feb 26th, 2018, 1:46 pm

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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 26th, 2018, 2:06 pm

That's it, ban all buses from traveling on highways. The risk is just too great.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Glacier » Feb 26th, 2018, 2:32 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:That's it, ban all buses from traveling on highways. The risk is just too great.

Just assault buses though. No one needs to have a bus that can carry 50 passengers! There's no way that it's responsible to allow that many people to travel in a single vehicle.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby Drip_Torch » Feb 26th, 2018, 2:32 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote:That's it, ban all buses from traveling on highways. The risk is just too great.


Oh, I don't know about that. I saw quick incident stabilization efforts from various agencies, showing a proficient level of interoperability, and outstanding skill-sets with sufficient resources to tackle the task at hand.

Overall, a world class response system seems to be in place, and I'm comfortable with the risks assumed in driving to Hope.

ETA: Besides, I've been led to believe if we sell a little less oil, we run the risk of running out of oil, and then we'll all be cooking squirrels over cow dung fueled camp fires.
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby The Green Barbarian » Feb 26th, 2018, 2:38 pm

Drip_Torch wrote:
Oh, I don't know about that. I saw quick incident stabilization efforts from various agencies, showing a proficient level of interoperability, and outstanding skill-sets with sufficient resources to tackle the task at hand.

Overall, a world class response system seems to be in place, and I'm comfortable with the risks assumed in driving to Hope.


I just got an email from the "Rides Foundation" in the US telling me that all Canadian buses have to be banned. The risk is just too great. I hear what you are saying that there are world-class response systems in place, that are probably approved by our Federal government, but I am just too scared of another accident to allow buses back on the roads. I heard that Horgan and Heyman are totally on board with this idea. It's time people, to rally against future bus accidents, by taking them all off the roads!! The Rides Foundation is right!! Protest at the Greyhound bus station at 4:00 pm! Blaze up behind the Greyhound station at 4:20 pm!!!
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Re: Carnage on Coquihalla

Postby GordonH » Feb 26th, 2018, 2:39 pm

Going to fast for the conditions
When you have to start compromising yourself and your morals for the people around you, it’s probably time to change the people around you.

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