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People -- wake up! Quit driving into trucks. They are much bigger than you!

By Andrew Pollack on 11/16/2005 at 01:41 AM EST

Its 01:41 on Wednesday and I'm just about to get back to sleep from yet another sleepyhead who decided to run into a tractor trailer on the interstate. He'll live, his car won't. The US Postal Service will have to do without the trailer load of delivery vans on their way to somewhere though -- and some poor trucker now needs to have his rig dug out of the mud and trees on the side of the road. He's fine too -- must have been hanging on to that seat with both cheeks.

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I hear ya...By Alex on 11/16/2005 at 09:12 AM EST
Last night we had a slight misting rain and leaves on the roads. We were
dispatched at 1915 for a mass casulty wreck (5 patients, 3 entrapped) about 15
miles from our location. While enroute, a neighboring station got dispatched
for two seperate wrecks.

When we got on scene, everyone had been transported - incident command did not
know that 12 BLS units had been dispatched for 5 patients. Blessed be County

On our way back to the station, we got hit out for another wreck. Our second
rig took that one. Patient refused transport. About 2130 we got hit out for
another wreck with two patients entrapped, one pregnant. Turned out to be a 15
year old pregnant girl. Her parents did not know she was pregnant yet. While
taking her to the hospital, our station got hit out for another wreck.

We bumped up our average call volume last night! Geez I wish people would learn
to drive!

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