5-year-old girl dies in crash that threw her from sleeper berth

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by lovesthedrive, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. lovesthedrive

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  2. starmac

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    Very sad about the little girl, but the rest of them are very lucky to come out of that mess alive.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

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    Yeah - didn't need that right now.

    RIP.

    From watching the video, it appeared there was 4 chains holding it down. Would you not cross chain the front just in case?
     
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    Reason for edit: Securement note.
  5. lovesthedrive

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    I would have laid a piece of rubber matting under the front edge. Yet it doesnt help if the driver cant see they are about to hit an obstruction like a concrete barrier.
     
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  6. tnevin225

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    Wow, three kids in the truck!!! Talk about a distraction.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

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    My god that just breaks my heart
     
  8. D.Tibbitt

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    Unfortunatly i think cross chaining is becoming a lost art anymore. So many people in a rush these days, dont want to take the extra time and extra work, maybe it wouldnt of helped much when smacking a concrete barrier headfirst but i think its better to be safe than sorry. I cant imagine what this family must be going thru right now.
     
  9. blairandgretchen

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    Had to watch the video - thought snapped in my mind about a neighbor, he and his wife both drive, but 2 daughters not sons and a daughter.

    Color/trailer/sleeper size matched.

    Bad deal.
     
  10. x1Heavy

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    That is about 40 feet solid aluminum maybe a little less. 3 feet high and around 5 feet wide.

    If a force like hitting that barrier makes it move forward, it will have the mass and inertia to knock God off his throne. Anyone in that cab is at risk of being smashed.

    Ive hauled them out of a mill west of Frederick Md Before power issues and costs closed the mill down. Lancaster PA took them in off 30 for production. There is no real chaining those. Best you can do is toss a number of chain on it and do not hit anything. There is no securement possible if you did.

    Regarding the kid, thats something you don't wish on anyone. No wonder that block took everything above the frame.
     
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