4 wheeler not paying attention

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by skibum_63, Oct 4, 2012.

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  2. mamamullins

    mamamullins Medium Load Member

    May 4, 2011
    Ingalls, IN
    Sad that someone lost their life and so young at that. I just wish that 4 wheelers would pay attention better, and be more considerate to the truck drivers. I am glad to hear that the driver was okay, and not blamed for the accident, but you can only feel sympathy for him because now he knows he was involved in an accident that took someone's life even though it was not his fault. Pray that God comforts him, and continues to watch over him and keep him safe.
  3. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    wow...that made me almost lose breakfast.....my goodness, he never even had a chance.....sad, he lost his life due to not paying attention...any time someone dies in an accident it is tragic...but sometimes circumstances are beyond our control...doesnt seem to be the case here tho....sorry for those left behind...
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  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    I wonder if gordon had his 4 ways on. Might have made a diffrence.
  5. Giggles the Original

    Giggles the Original Road Train Member

    maybe...maybe not, when i pull grades...i use 4 ways.....still have multitudes of idiots fly up on me and swerve out at the last minute.....
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  6. keepntruckin

    keepntruckin Light Load Member

    Dec 27, 2011
    I seriously doubt that even a bon fire would have made a difference.
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2012
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  7. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    I've seen some drivers (4 wheelers and truckers) who see an issue on the shoulder, move over and simultaneously slow and brake FAR MORE and FASTER than they really need to, in conjunction with no blinkers or hazards and not shifting rightward slightly so traffic behind can see at least some of the situation ahead of the truck. A lot of things could have happened and I'm not asserting I have any clue what transpired there. I'm just making a comment about other drivers and actions I've seen in similar situations.

    How many times have we seen some jerkwad who becomes aware of a situation 2 miles ahead requiring traffic to merge left, move over 2 miles ahead of the slow backup, and slow to 45 MPH with no 4 ways, thinking he's doing himself and others a huge favor and that every other driver is privy to the same info he is? You can be OVERLY cautious and make a bad situation even worse.
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  8. teflondave

    teflondave Light Load Member

    May 22, 2012
    harwood, md
    i realize that this is is going to sound awful but flashers wouldn't have made a difference...paying attention would've...:sad10:
  9. SmokeyCowboy009

    SmokeyCowboy009 Heavy Load Member

    Mar 4, 2009
    Watertown, WI
    Most likely txting....
    I as well use my 4ways with slowing traffic ahead and folks still go flying by me then they realize why I was slowing down....
  10. skibum_63

    skibum_63 Road Train Member

    Oct 12, 2007
    somewhere, USA
    did any one read the comments attached to that story?
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