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Move over, indeed...

Discussion in 'National' started by USM C-2, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    "Wreckage, sadness and shock.
    That describes the scene in Beaumont on Friday. A highway patrolman pulled over on Highway 98 East to divert traffic from a broken down 18 wheeler. The trooper placed caution cones on the highway, then retreated to his vehicle.
    A black Honda Accord could be seen from the distance, and it didn't slow down. It sideswiped the trooper vehicle, flipped, then lodged underneath the 18 wheeler, leaving behind a bloody mess.
    First responders tell 7 on your Side the state trooper is recovering, and the man driving the Honda is in critical condition.
    But that's not the full story..."
  2. USM C-2

    USM C-2 MassCops Member

    Two lanes each direction. The median is very wide, like 50 to 100 yards. It's not limited access though, lots of side roads and even driveways open onto the highway. It's the direct route from Hattiesburg to Mobile, AL so it sees a lot of truck traffic. It's also mostly straight, not very hilly, and runs for miles between very small towns, so speeds are often high.

    Once you hit Alabama though, it is two lanes for about ten miles.

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