2nd triple fatality in week in work zone involving tractor-trailer

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by MrBoDarville, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. MrBoDarville

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  2. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    And Effingham Is so Trucker Friendly- Let's Not Ruin that.....Might be too late after this one.
     
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  3. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    To fast and not paying attention. Quick slow downs, and abrupt stops can catch a driver off guard. Been there done that, as has anyone that drives. Fortunately never hit..but a mighty hard stop. Whew!
     
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  4. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Yup not paying attention to the road. Sounds like the driver hit the suv with out slowing. God rest their souls.
     
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  5. tucker

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    This driver was 59 and the other was 57, maybe they’re too old to be driving
     
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  6. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Maybe get rid of a lot of these stering will holders.... A lot of a clowns out here have no business having A cdl much less a driver's license
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Probably not gonna be the most thanked post of the week Tucker.

    Did you note the driver was 59, from Michigan?
     
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  8. allniter

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    Over 20 yrs otr I can count the times I locked my brakes on one hand. Most if not all occasions were the other vehicles fault.
    For instance on US 301on MDs eastern shore an EXplorer was pulling a
    set of "doubles" :eek:o_Othe Explorer towing travel trailer towing a boat (is that
    even legal?) He started across the nb lanes then saw 2 18s sb so he stopped in the crossover with the boat still in the nb granny lane. I stood on the brakes & hit the horn, I got his attention so he pulled up enough to get the boat in the hammer lane, there were no vehicles in the hammer lane. The 2 sb 18s hit their horns also. I hope he learned a lesson, probably not:mad:
     
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  9. Studebaker Hawk

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    Willing to bet the following items will come up in the ensuing investigation:
    1. Driving record has numerous infections/ violations of all types.
    2. Works for a company with a similar bad record.

    The authorities know exactly who these people and companies are. Just like the scandal in Massachusetts where the 26 year old killed 7 motorcyclists. Head of DMV forced to resign, over 1200 drivers have had their license revoked in the last month, and counting.
     
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  10. mitrucker

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    I sure did.
     
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