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Impact of Van Bends 18 Wheeler's Axle in White Rock

on May 8, 2014 - 7:27am

The owner, center, of this 18 wheeler with flatbed trailer parked on Bryce Street in front of Pinon Park Pool watches Wednesday morning as workers check out the damage to his rig. The owner told the Los Alamos Daily Post that when a van crashed into the back end of his parked rig Friday, 'even though he was only going 20-25 mph, the impact bent the axle and sheared the shocks.' He explained that the workers were chaining the axle up under the bed where it would lift into place once the tires were inflated. He added that he planned to drive the rig to a terminal in Phoenix owned by the company he drives for and get it repaired. Los Alamos police responded to Friday's accident and said the van heading west on Bryce ran into the back of the parked 18 wheeler when sun glare impaired the driver's ability to see. EMTs checked out the driver and his passenger and released them at the scene. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers assess the damage Wednesday to the axle and shocks of this 18 wheeler parked on Bryce in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Friday's collision bent the axle and sheared the shocks on this 18 wheeler parked in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Workers arrive Wednesday morning to assess the damage on this truck. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The point of impact of Friday's collision of this van as it crashed into the back of the parked 18 wheeler. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 


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