FedEx driver jumps off bridge to avoid oncoming truck, falls 75 feet, survives

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  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Medium Load Member

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  2. magoo68

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    If your going to be superman wear a cape .. or at least block area with a vehicle with flashers on if stopped in a dangerous situation . PS stopping on right shoulder near the wreck or disabled vehicle forces people into the hammer lane as I found out decades ago in a rollover I saw happen. I threw my flares in hammer lane and everyone kept running them over .
     
  3. truckdriver31

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    that river just went down too. was pretty flooded. bills should give him a free diner
     
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  4. x1Heavy

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    If I was that drivers boss I would do one of three things.

    Pay the man a standing 0.75 all miles run no ifs buts or maybes.

    Make availible 75 dollars to his wife and children indefinitely (*Not specifically written or explained but if provided with a valid needful hurt that needs fixing... then pay it to them) for life. IF somehow this driver's family did not use that 75 dollars times however many example wife and two kids. Thats three.

    Gather all drivers into the company breakroom week of Christmas and keep them locked in with coffee and doughnuts until (With special attention to those who require different foods Medically etc) until they have identiied amongst themselves three children and or mothers or whatever it may be beyond drives children in geneal it could even be a supervisor's child or even a driver amongst themselves who is in obvious bad situation. The 225 dollars can be turned over to the child or children with love first working their way up in the spirit of Scrooge's Tiny Time story. No religion attachment, just a method of catching those who probably whould have been overlooked in the mess anyway.

    I need to order a anti ghosting keyboard replacement next month this one is approaching 15 years 24/7 and is increasingly errorprone.

    One final thought.

    Grab that drivers time card and nail it to the baseboard against the company floor. With the notaiton, two kinds.

    1- You cannot keep a good employee down.
    2- REALLY good People are valued to the last drop.
     
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  5. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    That fella should go make a rather large donation to whatever Church/God/Religion he follows. Cause someone was surely looking out for him.

    He should also go buy a power ball or whatever lottery ticket. Then again...he might've just used up all his luck this lifetime.

    Soon as I knew I was alive...I'd be celebrating.
    [​IMG]

    Sirscrapntruckalot - No good deed goes unpunished.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    Ive given thanks for the sunrise combined with the fear of how much is that view going to cost us after a major storm?

    "...how expensive is this day going to be.?..." a little bit goes a long way.
     
  7. bzinger

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    Future NBA player there !
     
  8. lovesthedrive

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    Yup. If it is a choice of death to injury I would have jumped as well.
     
  9. magoo68

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    I wonder how long it took his brain to register oh .... as he fell. I’d love to be there next time he hears someone say they had a bad fall lol.
     
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