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HELP! I'm Trapped on an Island From Huge Fuel Tanker Crash--2 Fatalities!

submitted on January 27, 2011 by deby32953 in "Member's Lounge"
A fuel tanker truck involved in double fatality that erupted in fiery explosion on State Road 528 overpass at N. Courtenay Parkway, Merritt Island carried 8K Gallons, 4x more fuel than originally reported, according to FL Highway Patrol.
The crash resulted in an explosion & fireball that sent flames shooting across the overpass & caused major damage to bridge spans & support beams. Repairs are under way, though not expected to be completed until mid-Feb. Detours are currently in place (which take over an hour each way since you have to drive n. or s. to another bridge). (Edited for space.)
Dental records are still being reviewed, & identities of both drivers killed in the crash haven't been released.
I can't be without medical care for over 30 min. At least we have a Publix & a 7-11.

Take a look at the video:
http://www.floridatoday.com/ar.....8K-gallons
     

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  • 100107
    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 27, 2011
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    NO hospitals / public care on your island?
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 27, 2011
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      Everything is major is over the brige. It's small toll-bride but old & was in need of repair. My island does not have enough traffic for, what do you call the high bridge that doesn't open? Everyone calls our Barge Canal bridge since it only goes over a large canal but found out not it's not legal name. There are drs. offices but NO hospitals. They wanted to take me by Ambulance to Cape Canaveral Hospital, in C.c. obvious or Weustaff in Rocklege but I'm not staying in NO hosp. until middle of Feb! There are sick people there! No, seriously, I basically have no immune system so I either get sick from someone else, die of boredom anyway, + they put me in (what's that called??hybernation?no, darn memory!) room alone, with plastic on doors & nurses come in with masks, gloves, boots. P.I.A. Very boring. Had to beg for computer & then as soon as I get out I'll be going back in for a week for new liver. Sucks toenails!
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 27, 2011
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      I have Wuesthoff Home Healthcare but they haven't been back out here for 5 days saying too much trouble since service is out of Orlando but said they'll resume service on Mon. just to take vitals. Cancelled Hospice when they called to reschedule because of crash. Hubby accepted services w/my objection. I'm not even close to that & have high hopes. They were majorly upsetting my son when they tried to counsel him. Ambient healthcare does my infusions of I.V.I.G. and has cancelled next weeks infusion but they're only monthly.
  • 100173
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 27, 2011
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    Meant to say "everything major is..." too tried...tires...tired! Confused
  • 100177
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 27, 2011
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    Obviously not really in need of help. Hubby can drive detours. I'm just stuck. Just wanted to share the situation which I started mentioning in deals since the great $5 off $5 Sears that I said I couldn't reach. Runs 24/7 here on news since it's Causeway to Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral A.F.B., Patrick, & the cruise ports. Community is in uproar & all of Merritt Island is screaming for some HELP!
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    • orangearrows
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      Posted by orangearrows on January 27, 2011
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      Dang --- that;s tough. I hope they setup some sort of bridge. Don;t really know what to say --- Good Luck.
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    toohot4you
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    Posted by toohot4you on January 27, 2011
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    Deby you'll be in our prayers out here in California.
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 29, 2011
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      Thanks, toohot4you. Wasn't looking for sympathy, great story to share!
  • 100212
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 28, 2011
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    Hey, I think it's kind of funny. 1 little bridge makes this much of a mess? The blue haired, cotton tops are making the biggest stink while I worry about KSC & CCC! My hubby engineers bombs for the space program out there so I know how important these peoples jobs are and 99% of the workers are having to drive 2 hrs out of their way now!
  • 100257
    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on January 28, 2011
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    What an inconvenience. Good luck dealing with this mess. Hope everything goes back to normal soon.
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 29, 2011
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      Thanks, we're kind of getting used to it! We won't be taking for granted our little bridge anymore! teehee Confused
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    orangearrows
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    Posted by orangearrows on January 28, 2011
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    Deby - any improvements?
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 29, 2011
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      My husband was rushing home yesterday from stores to take over from my mom. Friends & family have started a rotation to care for me. Biggest problem is transferring & yucky stuff I don't care to mention. He tried cutting through the barriers (something I thinks he's been doing) but this time got caught & hit w/a $160 ticket! I got so stressed I had seizure & had to be taken by ambulance to hospital & got home this a.m. Which is why I haven't been around.
  • 100646
    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on January 29, 2011
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  • 100827
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 30, 2011
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    Interesting visual deby!
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 30, 2011
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      You've never seen a traffic ticket? Boy are you lucky. I feel like online, especially here w/the verifications, I have to prove everything I say, so I provide visuals. I'm pretty sure admin checks codes even w/screen shots so I'm not going to bother anymore unless it's for future deals. They're fun to do but can be time consuming.
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    • CouponNut
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      Posted by CouponNut on January 30, 2011
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      Well lets just same I'm glad I never saw one of those before! Big Grin
  • 100952
    CouponNut
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    Posted by CouponNut on January 30, 2011
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    say*
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on January 31, 2011
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      Better knock on wood a bunch of times! Hey, what's up w/the pic?

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