Wreck In North Carolina Caused By Missing Stop Sign 2 Children Killed

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  1. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Yes. The stop sign was supposed to have been on the street for the car to stop... according to the way I read the article. There was never a stop sign on the street where the truck was.
     
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  3. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    I'm still just SMH over this tragedy. Did some idjit take it out purposely? Was it hit the night before? It wouldn't end up in a "field" all by itself. Could've been ANY of us, gentlemen. #####.
     
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  4. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    So very tragic :(

    And if it the sign was moved on purpose, or even hit by accident, but not reported... :mad:
     
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Rest assured North Carolina State Highway Patrol isn't happy about it and because the accident resulted in fatalities they want to know who hit that stop sign and didn't report it.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

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    If so the State has the pleasure of paying out millions to the families of the dead.
     
  7. scythe08

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    How do you figure? It isnt the state's fault someone hit it or deliberately took it down.

    In addition to this beinh horrible for parties, the driver now has 2 fatalities on his PSP report even though he wasnt at fault. Every job he applies at for the next few years, he'll have to explain it and relive it with every application
     
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  8. LoudOne

    LoudOne Medium Load Member

    Some people are just morons...

    That poor kid will probably be lucky to drive a car again dealing with this let alone a truck.
     
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  9. Tip

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    So does this mean a predatory lawyer will try to get the driver charged with manslaughter? Just because you're not at fault doesn't mean much these days, thanks to all the tattle-tale gizmos on the trucks now. If that driver was speeding 5 minutes before by only 1 mph, a lawyer could make it out to be HIS fault. He was where he wasn't supposed to be, thanks to his speeding and the lawyer diving into the electronic data. Hello, prison, innocent driver. It could happen.
     
  10. James Johnson

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    OMG!! I wish he pay attention more. Did the trucker survive at least?
     
  11. tinytim

    tinytim Road Train Member

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    Nonsense, smh.
     
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