Driver Charged With Hit & Run Caught On Surveillance Camera

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, May 1, 2021.

  1. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  2. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    1,793
    7,269
    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    0
    Dang, I'm torn on this one. On one hand...he shouldn't have done that. On the other hand, he might have just bumped Negan out of the top spot as my hero. Probably going with the latter on this one, fellas.
     
  3. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    6,086
    6,864
    Sep 18, 2013
    0
    after watching the video. i agree with the charge. bet he blew that horn several times before hitting the car. he just lost control.
     
  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

    421
    1,065
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    And this #### right here is why trucking has gained a bad name. Hope they throw the gavel, book and podium at that idiot.
     
  5. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    1,793
    7,269
    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    0
    This particular #### right here? Are you sure it's not the constant yanking the truck into the hammer lane in a 70, up hill, just so you can do 36mph instead of 35? Or the bobbing and weaving all over the road because they're staring at a cell phone?

    Are you saying there's so many incidents of a trucker pushing someone into an intersection, that THAT'S what's giving us a bad name?

    Truckers have had a "bad name" for the last fifty years.
     
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    10,557
    23,950
    May 25, 2017
    under a shade tree
    0
    well, i think the traffic camera says it all.

    as far as what happens now? hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident, most likely personal injuries, even a rookie attorney's field day here folks...

    i'd say he's in a world of hurt, for what ever reasons why this happened. would it really matter to the jury or the judge at trial..??

    either way, sucks to be him.

    and one more nail in the "hate for truckers coffin" from the general public.

    sooner maybe rather than later, truckers and cops will be tied for "bad people in the world", title.

    can Al Sharpton be far behind..???
     
  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

    1,064
    2,034
    Jun 29, 2016
    West Melbourne Florida
    0
    He got too close to that car and lost sight of it..

    I’m going to side with the truck driver on this one because I don’t believe it was intentional.
     
  8. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

    586
    1,087
    Feb 21, 2018
    0
    I don’t care if this truck driver felt he was justified to push a four-wheeler in this instance. I am worried that this will lead to higher insurance premium rates for each and every one of us :(:eek::confused:.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2021
  9. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    1,793
    7,269
    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    0
    Ten million dollar settlement, and ten million truckers. That's a dollar each. I'll gladly throw in a couple dollars a month for this to happen more often. Maybe they'd get off their phone and pay attention to the F'n light.
     
  10. Doealex

    Doealex Medium Load Member

    586
    1,087
    Feb 21, 2018
    0
    So you’re all for the truck drivers who “show” four wheeler public the importance of safety distance around semi trucks? These instances will not show general motoring public anything. It has to be shown by instructors, parents etc. at their young age or experienced by the drivers themselves. In today’s litigious society I don’t know and care about truck drivers reputation but government statistics don’t look too good for truck drivers.
    FMCSA says large trucks are involved in 33% of fatal work zone crashes
     
    truckdriver31 and buddyd157 Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted