Double Fatality Accident When Trailer Separates From Tractor

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  2. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Toxicology reports? Someone pulled his fifth wheel, unless he picked the trailer up a block away. Doesn't take a genius.
     
  3. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    That's exactly what I was thinking too. I believe it's high time that fifth wheels have a lock on them that way they can't be pulled by just anybody.
     
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  4. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    I hope it's on camera, and the person is brought up on manslaughter charges.
     
  5. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    People reading about it, in the news, people will be pulling pins again.
    Used to do it years ago around here, I hand brake and tug before i move, and walking up I’ll look under trailer and see if arm is out.

    I’ve made a habit every time i walk up to it to look for that arm.
     
  6. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    Always tug test after every stop! Two people would be alive if driver had of.
     
  7. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    My first thought as well. I admit, I dont check mine every time I leave a truck stop, if I have gone inside, but I do try to remember to look & tug before I leave. I dont do it most of the time, but I try to remember.

    My 2nd thought was why? Why did someone possibly pull his pin?
    Cut someone off?
    Took his 30 in the fuel island?
    Just some thug... just because he could?

    Like Ltl mentioned, I hope it was caught on camera.
     
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  8. Jenkins2020

    Jenkins2020 Light Load Member

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    set trailer brakes then pull forward. the tension should make it impossible to pull
     
  9. kylefitzy

    kylefitzy Road Train Member

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    It’s an absolute tragedy this happened. So preventable.

    am I the ####### for wondering how distracted the 4 wheeler was? They were both going the same way so she ran into a stoped trailer with no brake lights. Still sucks for everyone involved.
     
  10. Jenkins2020

    Jenkins2020 Light Load Member

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    probably was tailgating. most people have no clue what safe following distance is. hell I see some trucks riding 4wheeler's bumpers. always blows my mind. I wouldn't do that even if I were empty or in my passenger car.
     
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