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Old 03-26-2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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NEWS: Concrete Truck Rolls Down Hillside (with Pics)


IRVINE - A cement truck went down the embankment on the northbound 73, shutting down the Newport Coast Drive off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The incident was reported to the CHP at 11:21 a.m.

CHP officer Gabe Montoya said the truck rolled down the hillside and took out a lot of guardrail. There is about 75 feet of guardrail damage, according to the CHP.

The driver of the truck jumped out before the truck tumbled down the ravine, according to CHP officer Phillips. He was taken to the hospital.
Initially it was reported there were two people inside the truck. The driver is in moderate condition, according to fire authorities.

Ernie Susman with Blairs Towing was at the scene and said it would take approximately five hours to pull the cement truck back up.

Susman said the truck weighs a total of about 100,000 pounds.
A SigAlert was called at 11:36 a.m.
One person transported in moderate conditions, told by firefighters on scene






Tow Truck Operator Ernie Susman guides in the county's biggest tow truck, "The Black Cat," to the scene to try to lift the 100,000 pound, fully loaded, cement truck up a 160 foot ravine after the driver bailed out and the truck tumbled down the embankment on the northbound 73, Newport Coast Drive off-ramp, shutting it down in Newport Beach, Friday, March 26.
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BK ;Thanks for the pics....... I personally can not see how that truck will be pulled up with load intact! But this is California, and with all the government restrictions in place this will be interesting.

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Blair's must have a serious wrecker to tackle that.
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BK ;Thanks for the pics....... I personally can not see how that truck will be pulled up with load intact! But this is California, and with all the government restrictions in place this will be interesting.

A full mixer with 10 yards weighs 67,000 Lbs. !00,000 would be way overloaded.I have seen mixers go over and not spill a drop! Could have been gunite or a low slump mix.Also after an hour or more the concrete has done its thing.
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holy crap!
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Blair's must have a serious wrecker to tackle that.
Here's a partial pic. It's all they had.

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