Another distracted driver

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by pes2, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. quitter

    quitter Light Load Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    San Juan Capistrano, ca
    "semi" retired Thanks this.
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  3. Bikerboy

    Bikerboy Light Load Member

    Apr 1, 2008
    80 000 lbs on a tandem trailer??? sounds more like a four axle trailer load, dumb reporters
  4. Scott101

    Scott101 Medium Load Member

    Nov 30, 2008

    Good theory. I hypothesize the driver's new first instinct is to not hit the binders too hard for fear of tripping a critical event on his dash cam. He spent those critical couple of seconds trying to calculate if he had just popped those sunflower seeds in his mouth 8 seconds, or 18 seconds ago. --He would be screwed if the 15 second loop caught him "distracted".

    By then it was too late to stop at all, so he just went easy on the brakes and hoped for the best.
  5. bergy

    bergy Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2013
    White car may have no serious injuries, but I'll bet he is in a world of hurt by now.

    I was in a wreck on Sunday, and by Tuesday I could hardly walk, or move my head. Adrenalin is a funny thing, and mine was nowhere near as violent as this one.
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  6. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    Hi Bikerboy, I know for a fact, grain haulers "load the wagon", as they get paid by weight. This guy's in a heap o' trouble. I hauled grain in a dump trailer(not for long) and routinely saw guys grossing 90-95K lbs.
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  7. Big Don

    Big Don "Old Fart"

    Sep 8, 2007
    Utah's DIXIE!
    That is why you NEVER tell law, or the other driver, or your or his insurance that you are "OK" or "not hurt!"

    Glad you were not seriously injured there bergy!
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  8. tsavory

    tsavory Road Train Member

    Jun 4, 2013
    Paoli, IN
    Shoot almost got tagged one day in IL I was first in line at a left turn red waited light changed started before o was 1/2 though light went yellow then red opposite side was three lane the first two noticed I was not though and waited but the third gassed it if I did not stop seening them take off so quick. I swear though that was the fastest light I ever seen
  9. w.h.o

    w.h.o Road Train Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    Chicago, il
    When a truck driver rear end my trailer his company want me to sign this paper saying I was ok and not injury. Feel sorry for this old timer, his first accident too.
  10. moloko

    moloko Road Train Member

    Oct 26, 2012
    seattle, wa
    on a somewhat unrelated note, i always avoid running red lights in my truck by determining a 'point of no return' as i approach a green light. it's not a car--we can't just stop immediately. i slow down 15 to 20 mph as i approach the green light to avoid plowing through a yellow-to-red light.
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