Motorist’s high speed lane change leads to fatal collision with big rig

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by truckaholic001, Dec 6, 2021.

  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Not if someone died in it. Even then would you buy a vehicle that’s been rebuilt after the person driving it wrecked it and was killed?
    I sure as **** wouldn’t!
     
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  3. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    well, gives new meaning to.....

    autonomous driving..???
     
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  4. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Injury or death regardless of citation. Case in point, a couple days before Thanksgiving a woman ran out onto the freeway in front of my truck and we had a collision. I had to go take a drug test even though the police refused to write up an accident report.
     
  5. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    No. I was involved in a minor incident near Victorville, CA back in 2016. I wasn't found at fault, but I still had to go take the drug test.
     
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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    FMCSA requires drug and alcohol tests after an accident if:
    1) Anyone has to be taken away from the scene for medical attention AND you get a citation, or
    2) Any vehicle has to be towed from the scene AND you get a ticket. And
    3) there is a fatality and this time it doesn't matter if you are cited or not..
    Many companies will send you for these tests anyway, and personally, I would want to do one to eliminate any doubt about my sobriety. CYA.
     
  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    yes, i read your posting back then.

    i hope you are feeling better each day.

    anyone doing something stupid, or suicidal, has absolutely NO concern for anyone but themselves.
     
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  8. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    Required by the company ?

    or required by the feds?
     
  9. gekko1323

    gekko1323 Medium Load Member

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    Good question. I don't remember. I don't see Stevens needlessly spending money on a drug test though. They are very "frugal".
     
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