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Name:   MrHodja - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   5/30/2016 4:10:39 PM   IP ADDRESS: 70.193.107.114

Near the water tower.  Car off in trees, multiple ALEA, sheriff, VFD units...and a hearse.  Does not look good for the occupant (s).





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   5/30/2016 6:16:25 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.179.40.214

We heard the sirens earlier this afternoon. 





Name:   MrHodja - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   5/30/2016 9:17:23 PM   IP ADDRESS: 71.91.61.81

I was on my way to AC when I passed it the first time.  On the way back down 259 I was passed by the hearse and tow truck carrying the auto.  Looked as if the car had burned.  Passing the accident scene the area where the car went off the road showed evidence that there was a fire. Tragic.





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   5/30/2016 10:06:32 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.179.40.214

Such an odd place for an accident.   Awful thing to happen.





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   5/31/2016 1:37:22 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.179.40.214

 

The accident is on the WSFA website.  Involved a 1991 Miata, and the driver was killed.  He was listed as an "Alexander city man".

I spoke to someone this morning who told me that a few people that they know tried to rescue the driver but the car was engulfed in flames. 

No indication what caused the accident, but there are no skid marks on the pavement.  Don't know if speed was a factor, but everyone needs to take it easy on these lake roads.

Feel sorry for the family.





Name:   MrHodja - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   6/1/2016 12:24:52 PM   IP ADDRESS: 45.29.248.199

When headed toward 259 on 20 there is a fairly aggressive left bend in the road and it dips down as well, just as you are passing the water tower.  I know from one time that I was run off the interstate that once one set of wheels hits grass it is terribly difficult to control a vehicle.  Maybe he was distracted, maybe he didn't know the road very well and was surprised by the turn and was going too fast.  Certainly makes one crank up the caution level, though.





Name:   Webmaster - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   6/1/2016 4:48:23 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.177.180.108

It was almost dark when I drove out Tuesday evening, but I thought I saw where the tree leaves were burned. It's the same place where we saw a big flatbed truck that ran off the road into the trees in the winter. That incident was a truck returning to town after delivering lumber / supplies to a construction project at the end of Hwy 20 and it happened right at dusk when visibility is a factor.

When I started to drive (and into my 20's) I thought the speed limit on Hwy 20 was 55 MPH. It was unmarked and I did not recall on my Alabama driving test that unmarked roads are 45 MPH by default. You know, a few years ago, they finally put 45 MPH speed limit signs on the ends of Hwy 20. It's easy to get to going 55 MPH down the high hill going towards the lake without realizing it. That curve at the water tower will creep up on you before you realize just how tight the curve is.

Maybe we need one of these:

 

 





Name:   Talullahhound - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   6/1/2016 10:04:10 PM   IP ADDRESS: 24.179.40.214

Yes, it is directly across from the water tower.  You can see where trees and the earth are scorched.  Until this happened, I never really noticed that curve and dip.  I think it is possible that he encountered someone coming down the middle of the road, forcing him off the road and he lost control. 

I think they do need some of those dangerous curve signs and a reset of the speed limit.  I'm as guilty as anyone at driving fast down these back roads.  But so many things can happen, including a deer leaping into road to encountering someone driving in the middle of the road.   And on the summer weekends, there are a lot of people who come to the lake who aren't familiar with the roads. 

I noticed yesterday someone put a basket of flowers on the scorched earth.





Name:   anna - Email Member Reply
Subject:   Accident on Coosa 20
Date:   3/8/2017 2:36:37 AM   IP ADDRESS: 83.216.95.172

When preparing to leave a parallel parking spot, you should
Mark one answer:

 indicate your intention by signaling.
 look over your shoulder.
 look in the rear-view mirror.
 do all of the above.

 

 

http://www.test-questions.com/alabama-dmv-practice-test6.php

 







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