Chicago Accident

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by donna_72003, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. donna_72003

    donna_72003 New Member

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  2. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes this is a very bad crash.
    I watched the video of the young man who was an eye witness.
    He thought the trucker may have fallen asleep,because he was traveling at about 40,or 50 mph without slowing down.

    You would seem from the looks of the suroundings that this is a very busy part of down town.
    That the mazimum speed would be around 30 tops.

    This is another strike against the new hours of service in my opinion.
    Our government really should go back to the old system.
    I've been seeing way to many crashes that the trucker had fallen asleep while he was driving.
     
  3. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some witnesses say the driver appeared to be slumped over the wheel prior to impact.

    He is supposedly being released from the hospital into police custody.
     
  4. frt hauler

    frt hauler Active Member

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    doesnt look good for the driver but lets not convict him til doctors find out what happened
     
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    I was at the bar watching the news when that happened. That's crazy. I don't know how you fall asleep on the Dan Ryan. Everytime I go down that stretch, and it has been hundreds of times, I'm always wide awake, cause the traffic there is always a nightmare..
     
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    at the time it happened it was rush hour.there's no way to go that fast until you get on the ramp to build up speed. he must've passed out.
    Too bad Mayor Daley didn't have any of his large flower pots in front of the station instead of creating blind spots on some of the major streets!
     
  7. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Driver of Semi Truck in Police Custody

    The officer didn't do a very good job at covering the truck drivers face with that pad of paper.

    Driver passed Blood Alcohol Test but refused Urinalysis.
     
  8. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't mean to beat this topic into the ground with news reports.
    But heres the last one I will post.
    It was from the AP news service 4 hours ago,describing all of the actions taken by the emergency responders from this crash scene.


    Tractor-trailer slams into train station, killing 2 - CNN.com
     
  9. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some have said that that is a dangerous intersection and the lights can catch you off guard if you are not paying attention.

    I say he panicked and could not downshift fast enough causing his truck to surge out of control.
    Not sure about his pee pee....could have been tainted with energy drugs.
    .......my last two cents of comments.
     
  10. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Dockworker I'll give you a nickel for your two cents worth of comments.

    Whatever happen maybe the cops will sweat it out of this trucker,and it will be reported shortly.

    If this guy knows whats best for him,he'd better get lawyered up as soon as possible,and keep his mouth shut in the mean time.
    I know I wouldn't want to be him.

    My last words will be prayer for everyone involved.

    "May God have mercy,and start the healling process,in Jesus name Amen!"
     
  11. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Driver is still in custody and has not been charged as of this reply.
    They are now going over his Log book.:shock:
    Let's hope he's legit.
     
  12. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Crash probe focuses on driver's log book
     
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    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    UPDATE:
    Driver in fatal Chicago crash cited for negligent driving


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  14. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good post Dockworker,very short but to the point.
    Good job my truckingboard friend.

    Did you see all of the news reports got this trucker age wrong?
    It was first reported that he was 51.
    turns out he was a lot older he is actually 64.
    YIKES the same age as me.
    Well I'm glad I'm me,and he is him,if that makes any sence.
     
  15. Dockworker

    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those darn reporters!:chairshot:
    He sure aged quickly.
    You think he had dual CDL's instead of dual logbooks?:hide:
     
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    Dockworker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    This driver is a real case, his actions in jail are just whacked. Also the prescription drugs from some one else, all this and a $100 fine. I think the ticket for a headlight out is more than that. Very strange story.
     
  18. Apostolic

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    This trucker will find the $100.00 is just pocket change when everybody gets done with him,and his company with the insurance claims that will come out of this crash.

    You know its not over till its over.
    Believe me this is far from being over.
     
  19. frt hauler

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    lawyers were lined up friday night
     

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