Any know the FedEx freight driver who was involved in Oakland California accident?

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  1. Living_d_dream

    Living_d_dream New Member

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    I heard it was fatal. The guy in the vehicle that collided with our truck was pronounced dead at the scene. My heart goes out to his family and that of our colleague. Be safe out there guys. Let's make safety a full time job and not a part-time practice.
     
  2. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    Living_d_dream New Member

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    That may be true based on the information they have thus far. You know it's got to be heavy on our driver's heart to know that somebody's lamp was snuffed out in an accident that he was involved in. My point is, it is not about whose fault was it but about the reality of what we are up against daily as we do our job. Who knows, there might have been some safety measures our guy could have put to use that could have prevented the accident from happening. You know so well that lots of people driving cars and other vehicles don't understand the braking system of tractor trailers. That's why they cut in front of us, many a time giving us less than a minute of reaction time. They are toying with their lives when they do that. That is where our professionalism comes into play. We know better. That's why we can't let them get us to do what would make us flip our doubles.
     
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    White Well-Known Member

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    Except it was an off duty UPS driver that died. Indications he may have been racing. Sad, but talk about someone that should know better. Smh
     
  5. Richard Cranium

    Richard Cranium Well-Known Member

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    With the onboard cameras, there will be no questions about what happened.
     
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    mattbob Active Member

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    amen
     
  7. The Nature Boy

    The Nature Boy 16 Time World Champion

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    chitownpeddler Well-Known Member

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    I like where it said our driver stopped and remained at the scene. It's kind of hard to flee dragging your rear box on it's side!
     
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    riolake New Member

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    I know how the driver is feeling, wondering if he could of done something to prevent the accident. a little over a year ago i was involved in a accident where a car hit my truck and the driver died.
     
  10. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    if they were working
     
  11. silent trucker

    silent trucker Well-Known Member

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    Why would the camera not be working?
     
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  12. Living_d_dream

    Living_d_dream New Member

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    Wow!
    That's something we all don't want to experience. It is always a blessing to depart and arrive home safely, everyday. It's hard enough to get over seeing accidents that we see on the road. Its got to be definitely harder when one is involved.
     

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