Survey of Wuxi Elevated Rollover Accident: Deadly Truck Overload Four-fold Business

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 Survey of Wuxi Elevated Rollover Accident: Deadly Truck Overload Four-fold Business


Almost at the same time, they learned about the accident of bridge deck rollover on 312 National Highway Xigang Road in Wuxi from various channels such as institutional media and Wechat Group.

For a moment, I just passed there, and Me too, and other exclamations burst into the drivers circle.

However, compared with them, some people are unfortunate.

On the morning of November 11, the accident site was still under treatment. The pictures in this article are all by Yuan Jietu, a surging journalist.

According to Wuxis official report on the morning of November 11, on the evening of October 10, the bridge deck of 312 National Highway and Xigang Road in Wuxi was rolled over and three cars under the bridge were pressed. The accident resulted in three deaths and two injuries.

On the morning of the 11th, staff members who had been busy all night slept on the floor.

According to the report, after preliminary analysis, the overturning of the overpass bridge is caused by overloading of transport vehicles. Reporters from Peng Mei News (www.thepaper.cn) learned from people familiar with the situation that, after investigation, the truck involved was limited to 40 tons, but at that time it was four times overloaded. At the same time, in a short period of time, one or two large trucks with Wuxi license plates passed through the accident section, the front truck passed through, and the rear truck rolled over with the elevated bridge deck.

At noon on the 11th, surging journalists saw that the name of the companys gate had just been eradicated, and a woman was taken away by a police car.

Many relatives of the companys bosses gathered at the entrance of the company. Several relatives at the scene confirmed that Liu Mouping, the legal representative of the company, was taken away by the police car.

The 312 National Road starts from Shanghai, and connects Suzhou, Wuxi, Changzhou and other important industrial towns in southern Jiangsu to the West. Along the way, there are a large number of logistics, transportation, building materials companies, and large trucks full of goods.

Meanwhile, National Highway 312 passes through the urban area of Wuxi, with numerous elevated buildings. It has the functions of both urban and transit traffic. In the words of Xiaoding, the driver of the express train, they will try their best to choose the city elevated road that cant be used by the large truck, instead of taking the national road.

They are trying to avoid the truck and avoid possible rubbing. But what they didnt expect was that the truck could crush the elevated road directly.

When the accident happened, the house trembled a few times, Xicheng rescue sleepless night

The bridge deck rollover accident occurred in the northeast of Wuxi city. It used to be a suburb, but in the process of urbanization, it is gradually closing to the main city.

Pengchao journalists noticed at the scene that there were many factories, residential areas and farmland near the accident site. At 11:00 p.m. on the evening of the incident, several sections of the road near the site were under traffic control. Citizens walked in twos and threes to the vicinity of the site.

Fire trucks on standby near the rescue site.

At 11 oclock that evening, the lights were bright and the roar of excavators continued. Despite the alarm lines in many directions near the accident site, there are still a large number of residents outside the alarm lines to pay attention to the rescue trend.

A resident told Pengchao News that he felt the house tremble when the accident happened. At first, he thought that a truck had fallen off the viaduct, but he found that the truck and the viaduct deck had all turned over.

The accident rescue scene at 1:30 a.m.

At the scene of the accident, a number of fire engines, police cars and excavators were on standby nearby. A medical worker was talking on the phone: Im afraid I wont sleep today. Its all right. Dont worry about it.

At 2:30 a.m., although there was no way to see the accident scene, there were still onlookers who did not disperse. For nearby residents, the busy 312 National Highway and their childhood seem to be two worlds. An old man said that in addition to the rumbling sound of traffic, they do not care about the viaduct nearby, nor do they think that the viaduct will suddenly turn over one day.

On the morning of the 11th, traffic was heavy in Xicheng, and many roads near the scene were still dark red. There are traffic policemen on guard in many sections around the road, and remind passengers how to make a detour.

Successful Transport Company in the Wind and Rain

At noon on the 11th, there was a light rain in Wuxi.

Wuxi Successful Transport Company parked several police cars at the entrance, and gathered relatives of many company bosses.

Shortly afterwards, a woman wearing a white sportswear was taken away by the police. A middle-aged woman followed a section of the road and then crouched on the side of the road crying. According to a number of on-site people confirmed that the person taken was Liu Mouping, the legal representative of Successful Transport Company.

The brand of the company involved has disappeared. Some people nearby said that it was still there the day before.

Pengchao journalists noticed at the scene that the signs at the companys entrance were also missing, leaving a vague impression. According to people from nearby factories, when passing the company on the evening of the 10th, the brand was still good.

The gate of the involved company is closed, there are police cars in it, and the site is also empty. Instead, it is busy.

At the same time, according to the source, the companys parking lot has always been a large number of trucks parked, and there are often vehicles in and out, but the 11th day has been an empty space.

Industry and commerce data show that Wuxi Successful Transport Company was established in 2014, with registered capital of 5 million yuan.

According to the Judgment Documents Network, around 2017, the company was punished by the highway management department for violating the Highway Safety Protection Ordinance, with a total fine of 66,200 yuan three times. Since then, the company refused to perform and was applied to the court by the local Highway Administration for enforcement.

According to people familiar with the matter, the truck involved from Successful Transport Company was limited to 40 tons, but it was operated at four times the loading capacity at the time of the incident.

At the gate of the successful transportation company, a direct relative said to the reporter that the overload is far more than their family, and their gross transportation income is generally only eight yuan a ton, if the transportation is strictly in accordance with the load limit...

Half of what she said stopped.

Unavoidable overload latent rules

A well-known university building expert who asked for anonymity told Peng Mei journalist that although the cause of the accident has not yet been determined, from a technical point of view, if the vehicle overload is serious, no good bridge can be designed. Moreover, similar to this rollover of the gate bridge, it is relatively easier to accident. In his view, the root of the problem should still be logistics costs and vehicle control.

According to the surging news, there are some old drivers of freight cars who say that there are indeed a small number of owners who take the risk of overloading when running short distances, but generally speaking, the phenomenon of overloading is gradually decreasing in recent years. He said that there is no no overload, no money situation, according to national regulations, transportation is profitable, but overload will bring more benefits.

Li Chaoyang, chairman, professor and doctoral supervisor of the Department of Transportation Engineering of Shanghai Jiaotong University, believes that after the accident, many parties need to reflect.

The first is the problem of vehicle overload. Now all talk about smart transportation. Regulators should identify, warn and enforce the law in time. Highway checkpoints should be set up. All passing trucks should be checked for real-load quality, such as those on American highways. He said.

The most important thing is that the integrated transport design of public and rail. Li Chaoyang said that for the sake of convenience, bulk goods are now transported by road, but road transportation is inefficient, polluted and prone to accidents due to overloading, and the cost of illegal activities is low. In some European and American countries, the inter-city transportation of bulk cargo is basically by rail, which is safe and low cost of logistics. Li Chaoyang believes that if we can achieve the integrated design of public and rail, there will be much fewer trucks between Shanghai and Nanjing in the future.

Li Chaoyang told Peng Mei that this is a systematic project, which should be rethought and emphasized from the aspects of vehicle design, bridge design, overload management and legislation. Such things as bridge, viaduct collapse and rollover caused by overload have happened more than once, but the relevant blood lessons have not aroused enough awakening, attention, implementation and improvement.

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