To say the weather wreaked havoc on road conditions this past week is a serious understatement. The number of massive-vehicle crashes was staggering. There were countless reports flooding the news and social media, such as a 40-car pileup in Indiana, and 50 vehicles and counting through the day in Pennsylvania. There were reports elsewhere of smaller pileups of a dozen or so vehicles.
The pictures of the tangled and mangled cars and trucks. Smoke mixing with snow. The images on a smartphone, computer or television were enough to realize the situation was bad bordering on dire.
But, that was nothing like driving by and seeing it.
OOIDA Member Joe Graham drove by the early stages of the Interstate 90 crash.
Joe saw a couple of trucks that had hit each other. There were another couple of semis that had slid off the road avoiding the previous crash. Some cars were also mixed up in the mess.
As he continued along, he felt the need to alert the approaching trucks. But, his warnings fell unheard.
This weighed on Joe, and he decided to put his thoughts out on a video that he shared on Facebook. His message, bordering on pleas to use all means to be safe, hit me hard.