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Brake assembly nearly hits Oklahoma trooper at 70 m.p.h., loose lug nuts blamed

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This week, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) shared a cautionary tale about CMV maintenance.

In a social media post shared on March 28, OHP detailed how a truck driver’s trip to the mechanic’s shop may led to a scary close call for a trooper.

From OHP:

“This is a prime example of why our Troop S (Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement) is so important.

This semi had loose lug nuts, which caused his rear duals to break the lugs, which in turn caused his whole brake assembly to break off and almost hit our Troop G Captain at 70 mph!

Captain Nathan Mackey #59 pulled over the driver who had no idea what had happened. The driver said a mechanic had just worked on it a few days ago and must not have tightened them appropriately.

That driver had to stay on the side of the road until a mechanic could come out to fix it.”

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