Suicide By Truck Via Overpass

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  2. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    I think that is such ########. If you want to die do it by yourself. Do not automatically get someone else involved in your dumb ####. This poor driver will probably be affected by this for a very long time. Not to mention he will be tested and lose a days wages sitting at the scene of the accident all day. Very inconsiderate of the person killings themselves in more ways than one,
     
  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Exactly there’s also the chance you kill others if you land on hood and go through windshield causing truck to swerve and hit others . You’re dead truckers injured or dead and the minivan next to truck is destroyed.
     
  4. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I forget where I just passed through they actually put a fence on one side of the overpass. I assumed that it was to prevent people from jumping off into traffic. As I was typing this I remembered it was leaving Vegas. Someone loses a lot of money they might want to kill themselves.
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    No the man was not struck by a tractor trailer. he jumped in front of a tractor trailer from an overpass because he is a complete coward and gave that poor truck driver a memory he will never be able to forget and he may never be able to drive again after this... the way the news word their articles always makes it seem like the truck drivers fault.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Happens all too often to train crews as well.
     
  7. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    It would make me never want to drive again. I feel for that truck driver. I hope he is ok and continue to live his life without this effecting him to much.. But I know how hard that must be
     
  8. LarryTranspo

    LarryTranspo Bobtail Member

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    I think every job is difficult, and it depends on
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  9. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Road Train Member

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    Im sure the lawyers are already trying to find a way to show the truck never had the hours to be there or was speeding which also put him at that exact spot 5 minutes earlier than legally possible and should be liable for payment to the family
     
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  10. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    How come cdlLife is the only source that has been able to determine the man jumped as opposed to somehow fell? All other sources either say he fell or say 'jumped or fell'. There is a pedestrian crossing there and the guardrail is maybe waist high.

    Suicide by truck is more common than many realize and maybe this was a suicide but to run with that as the headline when there's no confirmation is irresponsible IMO.

    A man was hit by a tractor-trailer after falling from the overpass on Powhite Parkway Thursday morning, sources close to the scene said.
     
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