One of several concrete trucks to crash in the past two weeks.
One of several concrete trucks to crash in the past two weeks.
ADOT

Concrete-Truck Drivers Have Just Been Crashing Everywhere Around Phoenix

It might be a good time to stay far away from concrete trucks on the highway.

In the past two weeks, four concrete-mixer trucks have crashed, and almost all those crashes have come on busy highways during rush hour (of course).

On September 26, one of the trucks rolled over on U.S. 60 near the Ellsworth Road on-ramp.

Concrete-Truck Drivers Have Just Been Crashing Everywhere Around Phoenix
ADOT

About half an hour after that, another truck rolled over on its side, on Loop 202 near Country Club Drive.

One of several concrete trucks to crash in the past two weeks.
One of several concrete trucks to crash in the past two weeks.
ADOT

After almost two whole weeks of highways staying clear of concrete trucks on their sides, another one rolled over this morning on Loop 101 southbound, near Chandler Boulevard. That one was on fire.

Concrete-Truck Drivers Have Just Been Crashing Everywhere Around Phoenix
ADOT

At the time of this post, just short of 10 a.m., an ADOT spokesman said only one lane was open.

That seems to be plenty of concrete trucks crashing in a two-week span, right?

Well, you might want to check the bottom of Bartlett Lake -- it has a new concrete truck as of this morning:


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