New York City,NY,Gotta be more to this,A Semi making a turn causes a 7 car crash?

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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  2. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    After watching and pausing the vid. It appears the Mail Hauler ?, didn't protect his right side. Instead of being in the right turn lane, then moving left and and going back right, he started his turn from the center, thinking that the Shuttle Van would see and respect his right signal. Instead the Van Driver saw an opportunity to come from behind him and beat him to the turn to gain precious NEW YORK , NY. secs., he lost, and then everyone else tailgating and not paying attention as they checked their arrival and departure times were caught in the ensuing may-lay.
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  3. 1tt1

    1tt1 Active Member

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    I remember making a delivery in New Jersey and had to back in from the street...I had all lanes blocked, everyone knew exactly what I was trying to do but they still tried to squeeze around my blind side...
     
  4. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hay 1tt1,that is any large city,nobody thinks about anyone but themselves.
    Most 4 wheeler drivers hate commercial drivers.
    They must think all of Americas goods just magically appear on store shelves when they need to buy something.
     
  5. Sugarfoot

    Sugarfoot " I'm just a truck driver "

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    Exactly, they push the envelope right to the last few feet. They know what you are trying to do, but won't stop until they can't fit behind you. If they just all stopped and gave you 2 mins., it would be quicker and safer for all in involved. Their DNA just won't allow it.
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  6. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Good observation Sugarfoot.
     
  7. Crystal

    Crystal Well-Known Member

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    That's a side entrance to the cargo area at JKF Airport. Those side streets off of Rockaway and Farmers Blvd are loaded with cargo container stations. Anyone with half a brain knows those tractor trailers swing wide. Call me a racist if you want but I'll bet the driver of the van who caused the accident was a hard working West African immigrant who just made a bone head move in an attempt to beat the trailer
     
  8. sharpshooter

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    The pass side cab of the truck appears to be hit, hard to tell what happened but, the truck is way out of position..lol. He may have been lost, driving too slow, and that 1 car decided to pass him using the right turn lane and go straight but, the truck decided to turn right at the last minute?
    I like how the reporter says cops are directing traffic through the grass...and no cop is there, somebody decided to cut through there, then it was follow the leader..unreal. 4-wheelers around there are ruthless in traffic jams!!
     
  9. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    right, he should have done an old fashion, "button-hook"....

    oh well.....
     
  10. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    The truck driver was probably an immigrant also????
     
  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY COOP Dispatch GPS Division

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    I still enjoy a good block the street, then walk back and look behind, and keep everyone in a holding position. Man that pisses em off!!!!
     
  12. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    They do, most people have no idea how anything they have got to the store or wear it came from, they see a truck have no idea why it's on the road, they see a train have no idea why it's on the rails, most people don't even know the food they eat a lot of it like fruit and stuff comes in metal shipping containers from other countries.
     
  13. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    To sum it up, most people are seriously deprived when it comes to common sense. That's my Labor Day Weekend quotation! :smile:
     
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  14. Doubleclutcher

    Doubleclutcher Romper Room Moniter

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    From the video it looks like the front right side fender and fuel tank on the truck are destroyed along with the rear left section of the shuttle van. I would assume with that damage that the truck didn't slow fast enough and barreled through traffic. Just my thoughts based on damage.
     
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    Being from brooklyn ny originally and knowing that area, EVERYONE drives like first class idiots with their pants on fire in Queens
     
  16. pro1driver

    pro1driver I am LAST

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    well now, you "whoa" right there....

    what you mean to say is....."everyone drives like first class idiots with thier pants on fire, that is if they are wearing any".....
     
  17. screwy louiey

    screwy louiey Well-Known Member

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    Know the area well and as any driver knows attempting a right turn you gotta take up two lanes but not allowing enough room for the 4 wheelers to squeeze in from the right. Can't tell if his tandems were slid up or not. Anyways everyone in NYC drives like they're in Nascar trading paint with each other. You're not from a bona fide NYer if your car doesn't have a few dents in it and a rubber tire strip hanging on your bumper to keep from getting banged up from parallel parking.
     
  18. Apostolic

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    I know,even though I live in upstate NY,New City insurance rates are out of this world.
     

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