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Mack truck rollover blocks all lanes on eastbound Butler for Thursday post-work traffic

Posted: August 7, 2014 - 8:45pm

Butler Boulevard east was blocked for traffic heading to the beach Thursday after work, causing long delays and headaches. A single-vehicle crash led to the tie-ups.

Florida Highway Patrol said that around 5:20 p.m. near the Gate Parkway exit, an unknown vehicle heading east shifted lanes suddenly and braked in front of a Mack truck, whose driver slammed on his brakes, causing the brakes to lock up. The Mack truck screeched toward the middle barrier wall of the highway, struck it and rolled over, blocking all three lanes. The driver and a passenger of the truck were treated for minor injuries at local hospitals.

No description of the vehicle that FHP said started the crash event was available.

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GrumpierOldMan 08/08/14 - 07:22 am
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The problem in this accident,

The problem in this accident, like so many, is not the driver in front of the big truck, but the driver of the big Mac, who was driving so fast that he (or she) could not control their vehicle and adequately react to the traffic in front. Those who drive on CDLs (commercial driver licenses) must be taught they they must follow the rules of the road and that they are driving big, heavy vehicles that take more distance to maneuver and stop and that they must drive more slowly than the speed limit and more cautiously. They are far too aggressive and frequently act like bullies. And FHP coddles them.

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