Tanker explosion near detroit by my house...

Is literally like 2 miles away from my house last night. My brother is a firefighter but just moved about 45 minutes north from me about a month ago. If he was still a firefighter near my house he would of been on scene. He is really bummed that he missed it. Me and my roomate went up the road and were literally 300-400 feet away from the blast and watched for 2 hours. The flames were HUGE! We were so close we were sweating our asses off from the heat. I took some pictures from my phone... the quality of the pictures arent to good but it helpes to give you a general idea if you havnt seen anything about it yet. Half of the overpass over 9 mile collapsed... luckily there was only 1 minor injury reported (that ive heard of) so far.

Basically what happened was some douchbag kid caused the accided and a semi truck and tanker collided trying to avoid douchbags car. Right there on that part of 75 there is a wickid turn and your supposed to slow your speed from 70 down to 50... well the kid didnt slow down and started losing control. The semi seen the kid start to lose it and tried to move over to avoid hitting his car and thats when the tanker and semi collided.

My respect to all you guys out there. I myself am not a firefighter but firefighting runs in my family. You guys do an amazing job. Please be safe everyone and thank you for kicking ass :-)

<3 Katie

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Comment by Scott Lokker on July 22, 2009 at 8:22pm
That sucks. He probably doesn't know what sorry is. I know that stretch of road real good. I haul tankers through there. This is exactly what happens when you don't slow down for those curves. I've actually been given the finger for going 45-50 mph through there.
Comment by Katie Jones on July 22, 2009 at 1:22pm
oooh. I didnt know he was 27 but i knew he was from another country. I heard part of an interview with him and he pretty much said he wasnt sorry when asked if he felt bad.
Comment by Scott Lokker on July 18, 2009 at 12:28pm
The "kid" was 27 years old from another country that had just gotten his license. According to Detroit News.

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