A Day After CBS' 60 Minutes Show On Military Vehicle Dangers, One Of Them Flips On The Richardson

Photo from 60 Minutes showing a Humvee making a turn.  SEE 60 MINUTES CLICK HERE  Deja Vu All Over Again  On Sunday, February 6th, CBS' ...

Photo from 60 Minutes showing a Humvee making a turn. 

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Deja Vu All Over Again 

On Sunday, February 6th, CBS' 60 Minutes Showed The Dangers Of Military Vehicles Overturning During Routine Training...

Then, On Monday, There Was A Military Vehicle Turnover On The Richardson Highway Near Harding Lake 

An alarming story on CBS' 60 Minutes Sunday night, February 6th showed the dangers of turnovers by military vehicles – especially the Humvee. The show revealed footage of Humvees flipping at low speeds when the steering wheel was turned.  

The show catalogued the deaths of military personnel in many routine trainings who have been killed – not in battle, but while just driving along in training exercises in the United States near bases.

The day after the show aired, as if to punctuate the 60 Minutes story... a military vehicle in Alaska flipped over. 

The accident closed the Richardson completely for an hour at Mile 318 of the Richardson Highway near the Harding Lake Recreational Area. Troopers did not say what kind of vehicle was involved. 

Apparently, nobody was hurt. Convoys on the Richardson Highway, coming down from the military bases north of the Copper Valley, are fairly common. 


Highway Closed After Rollover 

Trooper Report 


Location: Richardson Highway

Type: Motor Vehicle Collision

Dispatch Text:

On 2/7/22 at 11:36 pm, the Alaska State Troopers were notified that a military vehicle had flipped off of the roadway near mile 318 of the Richardson Highway. Alaska State Troopers responded to provide traffic control assistance to the military personnel actively recovering the vehicle. Troopers alternated one lane of traffic until approximately 2:45 pm when the roadway was completely closed as military crews uprighted the vehicle which blocked the entire roadway. At approximately 3:45 pm the roadway was reopened in both directions.


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