swift having one really really bad day in Pennsylvania..

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by drvrtech77, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Yukon, OK
    Hey, wait a minute...

    ... that was my trainer!
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  3. carl320

    carl320 Light Load Member

    Jul 4, 2012
    Somewhere, IN
    I don't see where you guys are getting Swift. The trailer says "Wift" :biggrin_25523:
  4. evd

    evd Light Load Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    Reading PA
  5. Florida Playboy

    Florida Playboy Road Train Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    Does anyone have a link to the video? The original doesn't work.
  6. joseph1135

    joseph1135 Papa Murphy

    Nov 8, 2009
    The Highway To Hell.
    Click on the WFMZ link right above your post
  7. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    You can thank that good old training that swift has to offer to prospective drivers. The Blind leading the blind
  8. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

    Oct 29, 2009
    You can blame the driver all you want. And he deserves it. But, part of running a business and being the boss, etc is that your decisions aren't without consequence. That LLC, Corp. or Inc. doesn't mean you get to do whatever you want because it benefits you at the detriment of others.

    You wouldn't hire a meth head juggling steak knives to babysit your child. Regardless if it is 'their fault' that something happens to said child. But when money overtakes morals, you get what is in the video.
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  9. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

    Jan 30, 2011
    Johns Creek, GA.
    This is brilliant. I realize an old thread, but saw it in the right margin and couldn't resist.

    What you don't see in the video is just how deep in poop this driver had to get in order to crash into that bank parking lot. Just being curious, I google-mapped that location just to see the predicament that driver was trying to fix. It's even worse when you see the location. Had he continued another 1/4 mi across US-222, there was a Lowe's and Giant grocery plaza on the right with ACRES to turn around in.

    So now take a look where he ended up after making that left into the business park with the bank in back. He had to enter a dead end road with a turn-around at the end right before entering the rear drive thru that it would appear he crashed into. Out of 4 possible business/parking lots besides the cul-de-sac, 2 of which were perfect to turn around in, he took the absolutely worst one that was the least visible and hardest to reach.

    If I had to guess, I'd say the driver was looking at his GPS and thought that bank driveway would get him to the side street just beyond the drive-thru curve. Which could have worked, at the expense of some landscaping and over another curb, had he not already blown some trailer tires running over the stop sign in the traffic island on the way in as well as going too fast.

    Gotta admit - those banks have some great camera coverage LOL
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  10. mnmover

    mnmover Road Train Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Lichfield MN
    Swift will deny the whole episode. They are self insured. I witnessed a swift truck hit another at the stop light/left turn lane by the Ontario TA truckstops, the driver then changed places with the trainer, The company that swift hit was having trouble getting paid for the damage.
  11. NavigatorWife

    NavigatorWife Road Train Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Cental West, AL
    That is why google maps is so good so you can see the area where you are going some. Of course this doesn't help if you get off on the wrong road and then try to correct it. It was probably a rookie too that got flustered, but why the speed.
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