Friday, August 7, 2009

What Price Progress?

A good friend of mine is a Captain with a local fire department. A few days ago a fuel tanker caught fire coming down off of Loveland Pass probably after his brakes got too hot. The tractor and the tanker were a total loss. There was nothing left except melted pieces of steel from the frame. He was hauling diesel and unleaded fuel and once that gets going their is nothing that will stop the fire.

My friend said that the driver only suffered minor burns but not from the initial fire. He was burned when he went back into the cab to get his cell phone. What price progress when someone would risk their life for their stupid cell phone?

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