Semi trailer that BROKE apart

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  1. wxnut

    wxnut TPF Noob!

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    I have no clue how it happened, but a semi trailer broke apart today on
    HWY 151 in northern Dodge county, near Waupun, Wisconsin. The page came over for
    the fire dept. for a semi smoking. Another call came in saying the truck
    had broke in half. I needed to see this for myself.

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    Doug Raflik
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  2. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is definitely a unique scene. Well captured!
     
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    Wow, crazy. Good shots :thumbup:
     
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    wow, worth lookin at....what happenned?
     
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    Yeah, HOW did that happen? Did they overload it too much in the middle, and it was too weak to hold it? I've never heard of such a thing happening!
     
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    thats just weird. My first thought was a landing gear from a plain that hit the trailer from the side (yes, far fetched but i sometimes do that).
    Nice pics taken from of the scene. Really like the last one.
     
  7. JonK

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    cool shots...ver sharp and contrasty.
     
  8. LizM

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    Very nice! Looks like it actually had a minor explosion as the other side is blown off, that would remove the stability and structure of the box as well and could account for the "tupperware left in the microwave too long" look.

    The only thing is the graphic on the side of the truck is a plastic bottle like a spring water bottle and I'm not sure how that could have had an explosion...unless it was Perrier or he was hauling an extra load in the company truck.
     
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    :scratch: I don't see a graphic? :scratch:
     
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    Shots 2 & 3 in the center at the break. Its bent with the break but a water bottle is what it looks like to me anyway.
     
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    uhh that's weird :p I've never seen nor heard about something like that! :D
     
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    I see what you see Liz but im pretty sure its just where the truck split and its shadowed there... and i dont think the other side came off from any explosion, probably just what core_17 said too much weight in the middle, and when the whole container bent it popped all the rivets off the one side, also dont trucks of that length usually have an axle in the middle not touching the ground for heavier loads? I think this truck could have used one! Interested to hear what REALLY happened!

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