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Unread 10-15-2014, 10:04 PM   #1
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Sad news

A 1975 Jeep CJ-5 was towing a trailer full of people on a hayride this past weekend when the driver lost control and crashed, killing a 17 year old girl.

This happened about 3 miles from where I grew up. So sad.

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Unread 10-15-2014, 11:27 PM   #2
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These are freak accidents - very unfortunate.
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Unread 10-16-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by DangFoo View Post
These are freak accidents - very unfortunate.
So, a 1975 CJ 5 is towing a flatbed trailer (1500lbs. +-), with 22 people (3500lbs. +-), and bales of hay (500-1000lbs. depending on how many bales), going down a hill and can't stop and crashes into some trees. That's not a freak accident. That was an accident waiting to happen.
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Unread 10-20-2014, 03:35 PM   #4
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That Jeep never should have been used.
It would barely be capable of handling that trailer empty.
They should have been using a tractor.
A proper sized tractor has the gearing to keep things under control.
A CJ-5's brakes didn't stand a chance.
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