Accident blocks traffic on Manhattan Rd.

Monday, June 1, 2009

A section of Manhattan Road between 300 and 400 S was closed for several hours Monday afternoon when a truck driven by James G. Manuel had his load of gravel shift.

Manuel, 48 drives for McGuire Excavating and Trucking out of Terre Huate. He was not injured.

According to Putnam County Deputies Manuel's load shifted as he entered the curve causing the truck to turn over on its side. The accident occurred at 2933 W. 400 S.

The Putnam County Sheriff Department, Greencastle Fire Department and the Greencastle Police Department responded to the accident.

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  • LOAD SHIFT bull slowdown u want to be truck drivers.

    -- Posted by BIG DOG DADDY on Mon, Jun 1, 2009, at 3:44 PM
  • I agree, completely. The load shifted alright,, due to extreme centrifugal force. The centrifugal forced was amplified by excessive speed through a curve in the road.

    Now, on the other hand, had he been hauling 8 or 10 elephants and they all stood on one side of the trailor and suddenly ran to the other side,,, THAT would be a legitimate "load shift". Can I get an amen?

    -- Posted by Xgamer on Mon, Jun 1, 2009, at 5:11 PM
  • I cant count the times I have seen this and the other McGuire trucks hauling butt down Manhattan road.. It was a matter of time before this happened.. I am very thankful driver or anyone else wasnt injured.

    -- Posted by public concern on Mon, Jun 1, 2009, at 7:18 PM
  • Baby elephants or adult elephants? Then speed plays a part on what degree of turn you are going in.

    -- Posted by mad-mom on Wed, Jun 3, 2009, at 9:13 AM
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