3 Months In Jail For Vehicular Manslaughter And Unsecured Load

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  2. sevenmph

    sevenmph Road Train Member

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    Am I reading that correctly? He didn’t know the steel coil had come off?
     
  3. silverspur

    silverspur Medium Load Member

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  4. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    Well, the article says he was run off the road which was the causal factor in the coil coming off, im going to assume the best here and say he was in shock to begin with.

    Obviously the coil came off, it wasnt secured properly, but if someone forces me off the road to wreck, i dont know if ill be in a clear state of mind either
     
  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I read it as "Knew the coil had come off - was unaware of what damage had been caused by the coil - while on the phone with emergency".
     
  6. SmallPackage

    SmallPackage Road Train Member

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    How do we know the coil wasn’t secured properly and it wasn’t just another jury that hated truckers.
    Unless I missed it the article said nothing about the state of securement.
     
  7. keebler13579

    keebler13579 Medium Load Member

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    The coil came off the trailer. If it was secured properly it wouldnt have come off
     
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  8. tbac

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    Probably because the deceased was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected. He would have likely survived otherwise.
     
  9. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    Well if it came off and flew into traffic it’s safe to say it wasn’t secured properly lol
     
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  10. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

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    Bet if @D.Tibbitt secured it. It would of stayed on isn't that right boulder boy
     
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