Driver killed 8/7 in Loves Parking lot in Odessa TX?????

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by goodchoice10, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. -insert name-

    -insert name- ATM squishier

    Jul 12, 2012
    Hearts to family and friends.

    This guy(the fuel island speeder) is to made an example of, sure I sometimes barrel across parking lots- but I lose focus on my surroundings real easily. A.D.D, can't take the medicine because it says I can't drive while using it. Now, anyone wanna bet the driver drove for an outlaw carrier with no training program? Anyone?
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  3. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Cental West, AL
    This is something the driver will never forget. It is so easy to not pay attention as a pedestrian and walk out in front of a car. Prayers for both families.
  4. Badnews_daughter

    Badnews_daughter Bobtail Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    He was stationed out of the Sallisaw FDF yard. He was one of my dads good friends. He just had his first grandchild a week or so ago and had a very sick wife at home. My dad drove with him for years and he was always there for my dad and our family. He was a good man and he will be missed.
  5. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    That's a shame. He just started a new job and posted pictures Monday on facebook.

    A truck parking lot is the last place to let your guard down. That driver was probably thinking about the bathroom or a hamburger or something?

    You always see someone walking on angles, the shortest distance. I always made a habit of squaring the parking lot off and make sure you have eye to eye contact with a driver. There are things you can do to make yourself safer.
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  6. ShootThis

    ShootThis Medium Load Member

    Try again.
  7. paul_4lp

    paul_4lp Road Train Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Fort Myers, FL
    How about the second stupidest thing done at a fuel island...pulling up then sliding your tandems back ...backing your trailer into the front of the fuel island where drivers are walking...very DUMB !!!
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  8. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    I think forum member hrtbr8kr recently moved there. Maybe she has something to add?
  9. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Bentonville Arkansas
    Here a tip no matter if u belive your a super trucker slow down. If you wanna live with a fact you killed someone cuz ur hungry got to take a pee or crap. You should leave the trucking industry. We have to worry about idiots out on the highways shouldn't have to worry in a place called SAFE HEAVEN...
  10. 59BROCKWAY

    59BROCKWAY Light Load Member

    Jun 22, 2012
    Sad news indeed , my prayers with the family, last winter was driving back from a run , noticed some smoking decided to pull in and have a look , flipped the hood and noticed a pool of oil gathering and decided to call it a day before the turbo blew apart as I started to get out a flatbed trucker came within inches of my truck as I stepped backwards a few more inches and I would have been crushed I had left my truck running , with that and the noise of the highway I couldn't hear him. He did not even realize what he did. I'm not sure exactly what hurry everybody is in , yes we all have times to meet but at what cost? I know one thing for sure , I would not want a persons death sitting on my conscience till I pass on. But even since I was a kid riding along side my father he would complain of the same thing. It's just a vicious cycle of imbeciles whether to show off or show how loud their stacks are or to pop the jakes through the parking lot. Have some consideration for the man or woman that just pulled their shift and is trying to get some rest before their next shift begins. Ok I'm done venting!
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  11. goodchoice10

    goodchoice10 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    The Buckeye
    When I heard this news really bothered me. It shouldn't, we hear about mass murder daily. To me this is so much different. A driver killed in what amounts to our "back yard", a truckstop. I don't know the details and I thank everyone for kinda filling in the blanks. Which makes the story much more sad.

    I love this truck. Wish I would have started this in my 20's. I love this job. I take so much pride pulling this truck on the highway, pulling the air horn for little kids ;-). What I don't love is how disrespectful a good majority of other drivers are especially how unsafe they operate. Company trucks that can't get out of their own way on the big road, but in town/construction zones/truck stops, man their all about knocking the stack off it. ( I say stack because those fleet trucks only have one :) ). They don't move over for distressed vehicles or emergency vehicles nor do they dispose of ANY of their waste properly. I walk thru the truckstop waving my arms in the air so drivers will see they chat on the phone, grabbing 7th. And I'm 6'7".......kinda hard to miss as I look over the hood of big trucks.

    Im sure this has happened before, sadly it will be forgotten in a little while. For that I'm sorry. I'm sorry for all involved in this incident......which more than likely could have been avoided.

    I still love this truck......this will make me better. I won't forget..........

    Thanx to all of you for your safe!!!
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