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The wrong way to break into HHG moving, or fix your air brake lines

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Updated Aug 12, 2022

semi crashes into a houseA 2020 Volvo drifts through a chainlink fence before rearranging a house. Nobody was seriously injured.South Dakota Highway Patrol

"It happened on Dickson Drive, within the city limits of Sturgis, 6:17 a.m. Wednesday," said Tony Mangan of South Dakota's Department of Public Safety. The rig, a 2020 Volvo pulling a van, was "eastbound on Interstate 90, near mile marker 32, when it left the roadway to the right. The semi-truck and trailer entered the south ditch, traveled through a chain-link fence, across Dickson Drive and entered private property when it went through a yard and struck the front of a residential home."  

Both operators in the unit, described as a 68-year-old female with a 63-year-old male passenger, were treated for minor injuries, according to Mangan, thankfully nothing major. As for the home's occupant, a lone 74-year-old male, no harm came to him, but "work is ongoing to stabilize the house and remove the semi-truck." 

Mangan noted charges are pending against the driver, who drifted a considerable distance off the highway before striking the house, which visibly shifted the entire second floor off the framing. 

Freak accidents happen, but hey, we can all use a reminder time to time to keep alert and on top of maintenance -- you might just avoid a sudden entry into the household goods moving business. 

many zip ties on air brake linesThe wrong way to fix air brake lines.CHP - Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility

With CVSA's Brake Safety Week right around the corner on August 21-27, now is as good a time as ever to check out some of the more obvious mistakes made when working on brake lines. 

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