Texas Officer Was DWI In Head-On Collision With Semi

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, May 23, 2020.

  1. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    Dang. You might want to consider buying insurance against satellites falling on you.
     
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  3. Trucking in Tennessee

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    You drive on I-24 long enough things will happen to you too.
     
  4. veeda1st

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    Hey I was just involved in an accident on friday when someone drove into my lane on US 93 and hit me almost head on if I wasn't for me swerving out the way and hitting a ditch.. they hit the side of my truck,took out my driver side gas tank and axles, trailer is totaled. The driver died but the passenger lived and got air lifted to the hospital. So your saying this will still be an accident on my record when the police already ruled it as not being my fault and there were witnesses that also say It wasn't my fault?
     
  5. Trucking in Tennessee

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    You bet. It will be classified as a non preventable, but still there. You will also have to include the fact that someone died. That won't go well either, even though you were not at fault. Reason being there are about a 1000 attorneys out there that will spend hundreds of hours trying to prove it was your fault. Do you realize if you were driving past your 30 minute break it could be ruled your fault? Many a case has been won on that notion, that you weren't supposed to be where you were. The most famous case is the Werner that was driving in the snow in Texas and a family in an SUV crossed the median and hit the Werner. Two of them died. After a long court battle it was decided that dispatch should have told the driver that the weather conditions were too bad for him to be out there. So the jury awarded the family $90 million. Impossible, but it happens.
     
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  6. Chubby Fly

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    thats a #### shame. makes me angry
     
  7. Chubby Fly

    Chubby Fly Medium Load Member

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    yes truck drivers need to keep clear of road ways so wreckless drivers arent in danger when they go into the opposite lane of travel.
     
  8. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

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    And all this fun for .50 cents a mile.
     
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  9. Bud A.

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  10. Antinomian

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    I lived in Houston for forty years. After they built the high occupancy lanes cops started having head-on accidents in them. Seems like the cops thought those were built just for them. HPD finally had to ban the cops from using them at all after one cop had a head-on with a bus.
     
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  11. tscottme

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    I agree. I-24 is like Thunderdome.
     
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