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Post by zenwoodle Sat Oct 08, 2016 2:49 pm

At the Libramiento and carretera. Runaway water truck ploughed into several cars and plunged into the walmart parking lot.
No further information.
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Post by cajunman Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:01 pm

On the other board are pics & more info

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Post by Trailrunner Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:45 pm

Yes, Facebook has pics and videos. Do we know who was in the little white car? Or how they are?
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Post by Carry Bean Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:30 pm

They said on TOB that it was Dra. Bernice, that great vet who has her office in Plaza Interlago. I hope she'll be OK.

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Post by zenwoodle Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:08 am

According to TOB Dra Bernice has a few broken ribs.
I hope that is all. Beer
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Post by Flamingo Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:38 am

Having had a few broken ribs myself, I know how miserable they can be. Warm healing thought going out to her and anyone else hurt in the accident.
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Post by Trailrunner Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:11 am

Thanks for the info. I hope she heals soon. Poor thing, so painful.

Judging from the photos of that little car she was in, it was designed extremely well and her survival from that crash is a testament to that. The energy was absorbed front and back in the crumple zones BUT look at the passenger space - it is mostly intact! If it were an older car it would have been an accordion and she would have never survived. Sounds like she was only impacted by the steering wheel. Lucky lady.

Best wishes, Doctora, for a speedy recovery.
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Post by windrider17 Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:22 am

Just been told she has some stitches and a sore back, nothing broken. Better news.

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Post by DeborahM Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:49 am

THANK GOD!! That's truly AMAZING, given the condition of her vehicle.

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Post by David Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:25 am

windrider17 wrote:Just been told she has some stitches and a sore back, nothing broken. Better news.

This is true. She has a few stitches in her forehead and had a muscle spasm in her back. All OK and she returns home today!
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Post by zenwoodle Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:13 am

Of course, on TOB MC got on his high horse to decry everything about roads and trucks in Mexico.
Not one word of concern about the victims. Beer
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:01 pm

I do often wonder why he stays here. From what he tells everyone he can certainly afford to take the huge loss on his property and head back NOB.

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Post by SunshineyDay Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:05 pm

Ah but would he have the following he has here? jaja
Could his ego handle it?

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Post by Carry Bean Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:10 pm

Benn-uh-Salvadors should be along any minute to defend her boyfriend.

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Post by islandiver Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:15 pm

If I remember correctly there was/is a designated truck route through Joco', is there a designated truck route through Chapala?


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Post by zenwoodle Sun Oct 09, 2016 11:56 pm

I suspect that these trucks are not "passing through", but are heading for destinations within Ajijic.
The problem can not be solved easily. Beer
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Post by CanuckBob Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:48 am

They can start with random "brake checks" at the top of the hill. Massive fines and vehicle confiscation for those that fail.

We know that won't happen so I wouldn't be surprised if we see about a 20 topes starting way up the hill, similar to what they did coming into Chapala.

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Post by windrider17 Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:49 am

This mornings news was cracked ribs for Dra Berinice along with a few stitches. Same source as before.

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Post by David Mon Oct 10, 2016 8:44 am

I rec'd the same report. Good news is she's doing well.
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Post by brigitte Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:07 am

poor Berenice, cracked ribs are very painful but at least she is going to be ok. What about the two people who were grave..anyone knows how they are doing?

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Post by Trailrunner Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:24 am

What about the people in the rollover van? I haven't heard a word about them, maybe they are the 2 that were said to be grava.
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Post by islandiver Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:40 am

CanuckBob wrote:They can start with random "brake checks" at the top of the hill. Massive fines and vehicle confiscation for those that fail.

We know that won't happen so I wouldn't be surprised if we see about a 20 topes starting way up the hill, similar to what they did coming into Chapala.

Remember the hill before driving down to the Horseshoe bay ferry, the brake & GVW check?

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Post by Intercasa Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:30 pm

Who was the owner of the truck? Nobody said, also never mentioned driver is he fled as is common.
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Post by Trailrunner Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:17 pm

I just asked my maid from Joco and she said she hasn't heard anything about the truck or the driver, only that he fled.

Imagine the weight of that truck as it hurled down the hill out of control. I'm guessing it was full, maybe it was empty . . .

I'm still impressed with the safety of that Honda Fit - at least for front seat passengers, back seat would be moosh. Anyone looking to buy a small new car, that would be one to look at!
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Post by CanuckBob Mon Oct 10, 2016 1:28 pm

islandiver wrote:
CanuckBob wrote:They can start with random "brake checks" at the top of the hill. Massive fines and vehicle confiscation for those that fail.

We know that won't happen so I wouldn't be surprised if we see about a 20 topes starting way up the hill, similar to what they did coming into Chapala.

Remember the hill before driving down to the Horseshoe bay ferry, the brake & GVW check?

I haven't seen any govt. weigh scales anywhere in Mexico and the only brake check/runaway lane I have seen is on the 15D between Magdelena and Chapalita just before that very steep, curvy section. Of course I have never seen any enforcement there.

The ironic part in this is the residence on the libremiento have been petitioning to eliminate the use of truck's Jake brakes because of the noise and this is what prevents a trucks brakes from overheating and failing.

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