8th Aug 2012
Wreck on I-64
On Monday August the 6th, eighty nine days and 10,161 days into our road trip we were involved in an accident. A sudden and severe thunderstorm rolled down the interstate towards us. I was told later that it blew a tractor trailer over on its side on the exit ramp about a ½ mile ahead of us. Anyhow visibility dropped, traffic ahead of us all hit their brakes, a bunch of commuter compacts all stopped as quickly as they could. Our motorhome and towed vehicle weigh 26,000 lbs; the newly wetted road was as slick as ice, it was impossible to stop in the same distance as a 3000 lb compact car.
We are all ok, everyone else appeared to be ok, there was no blood, no trauma, no paramedics called to the scene, everyone was walking around talking afterwards. Of course, at that point no one had been given advice to the contrary, so that may change. I imagine it will get ugly.
We are presently camped at a truck repair facility. They are doing mechanical repairs so that we can drive the motor home to Myrtle Beach. We will get the fiberglass and RV related equipment repaired there. We hope to be on the road early this afternoon.