Simply put driving too fast for a curve because unqualified driver’s in non-union companies must do so or be replaced by another non qualified driver.
(Wharton was ticketed for careless driving, troopers said).
Just what is wrong with my union?
(Teamsters trained, teamster road qualified)!
7,000 ton of junk metal falls off a dump truck onto a minivan from the beechline Florida.
after our family
heading back to our hotel.
Orlando man miraculously survives van being crushed by falling scrap metal in bizarre traffic crash
Updated: Jul 15, 2017 – 6:31 PM
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – When 36-year-old Jesus Armando Escobar was exiting off Interstate 4 onto State Road 528, he had no idea what was about to happen on the overpass above him.
Antonio Santiago Wharton, 33, of Kissimmee, was driving a Mack truck loaded down with scrap metal at about 7:35 a.m. Saturday.
As he negotiated the curve, he lost control of the truck, hit the guardrail and overturned the vehicle, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
A large metal pipe flew off Wharton’s truck, tumbled off the overpass and landed squarely on the roof of Escobar’s Pontiac Van.
The force of the impact completely crushed the driver side roof of the van, troopers said.
Somehow, Escobar was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries.
If he had been sitting in any other seat, he would have likely been killed, officials said.
Theodore Olson, with AATR Orlando, said he’s seen a lot of wrecks, but nothing like this.
“I’ve seen crushed cars before, but nothing in this kind of circumstance, where, like, they were up on upper bridge and it rolled out of a container and crushed a car,”
“I thought it was a fatality, to be honest with you. But they came out and said, ‘Nope, he’s only got scratches.'”
Wharton was ticketed for careless driving, troopers said.