FedEx Ground Driver Hit And Killed on the Side of the Road

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Opus, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Light Load Member

    264
    296
    Nov 25, 2019
    0
    4EBC20E6-7D13-455B-9F76-DA4E30DD8C0F.jpeg On that second story, i gotta get my hands on those box cutters. Rather use those instead of my cut off wheels
     
    austinmike and Bud A. Thank this.
  2. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

    2,134
    2,452
    Jul 27, 2010
    Meridian, Mississippi
    0
    Yeah, I'm guessing there was no lock and they used a box cutter to remove the seal. Two seconds of effort or just plain thinking would eliminate so many errors in these articles. Sad thing is, it had to get by at least the editor like that too.
     
    Cabinover101 and Chubby Fly Thank this.
  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Something doesnt add up in OP post. The driver gets knocked off the step of the fuel tank and ends up under the truck after collision? No. If the driver was standing away from the truck you could get knocked under. Yet standing on a fuel tank at collision? Your likely to be on top of the vehicle with crushed ankles.

    RIP driver.
     
  4. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    6,168
    10,890
    Oct 4, 2015
    Fitchburg,MA
    0
    Article says the driver was on the side steps-which suggests he may have been hit while next to the drivers side door. Knocking him under the truck is plausible (in particular near or into the driver side wheel well). Either way,not a good way to go!
    R.I.P. driver.
     
    Bud A. Thanks this.
  5. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

    539
    897
    Oct 23, 2018
    0
    Hopefully he gets the death penalty.
     
  6. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Light Load Member

    264
    296
    Nov 25, 2019
    0
    Why? He wasn’t impaired as the article states. Says charges are pending. There is always charges in accidental death. Could have been going 5 mph over and still get a charge. #### happens but don’t jump to conclusions like that. I’m sure the kid is tore up about it.
     
  7. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

    539
    897
    Oct 23, 2018
    0
    Of course there should be trial first.
     
  • Draft saved Draft deleted