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Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by FLOUNDER, Apr 10, 2014.
Reports: Nine dead in I-5 crash involving tour bus
Sad even there. Best wishes to all involved and their families.
Oh my goodness...
It would be interesting to know if this was Fed Ex Freight or Fed Ex " Ground ".. Big difference in the quality of drivers. Either way, this is horrible and my prayers go to all involved.
From the pictures I saw it was Freight.. My prayers go out to all involved..
Deadly crash cuts short hopeful college trip - CNN.com
This has been all over the news since last night.Even on network and Yahoo news.Not much left of the FedEx FREIGHT set.let's all be careful out there.
10 dead.Very sad news.
Thanks for your crash posts & links to this horrific crash FLOUNDER & your update crazy.
Probably never know what caused the FedEx freight driver to veer across in front of the bus.
"Lord have mercy that nobody else dies & that everyone involved will recover from their injuries,& memories of this crash,in Jesus name,AMEN"
Prayers for all involved and there families.
This is horrible. Made the mistake of visiting the "Truckers Report" Today. Some of the comments are Pathetic!
I went over there, and yes many of the comments are out of line. I feel for the families of those that lost their lives.
This is a very sad situation and now witnesses are saying Fedex was on fire when he came through the median. The news just keeps getting worse.
Couple hit by tractor-trailor says truck was on fire before deadly bus crash | Fox News
very sad , but maybe its time for the DOT to cut down hours of service & come down hard on companies that work there Drivers like slaves !!!
Here is the latest updated report I have found.
NTSB: Claim about truck fire still uncorroborated
I was thinking that the fuel tanks were damaged as he crossed over the highway through the trees .
Maybe just my opinion,that burn-outs in most trucking crashes are the result of fuel additives required by law.
Due to years of environmental wackoes whining to the government to make trucks safer.
Why I remember back in the days before additives were mandated,I saw with my own eyes.
When a mechanic tossed a lit stick match in a bucket of diesel & it smoldered a bit,then flickered out.
Now days the least little spark will cause diesel to ignite.
I think folks need to find a hobby to occupy their minds & leave the trucking industry alone.
Seems eye witnesses are surfacing with their accounts of this horrific crash.
Bus crash: Witness says FedEx truck lost control while changing lanes - latimes.com
Gee Apostolic,...I don't know. A guy mowing his lawn saw all this from ground level? We should wait for the investigation to be completed. We both have been there, done that and have the tee shirts, I'm sure.. You don't over correct like that when the lane you need is occupied. Then cross into and over a 60 ft. wide grassy median into oncoming traffic without braking and counter steering. I told myself I wouldn't comment on this horrific tragedy, now I have to ask the Lord and everyone else to forgive me. I'm sorry.
^^^ I find it funny that guy looked up when he heard screeching tires yet seems to recall details from seemingly before the crash even began to happen.
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Wrench97 has an insightful comment about these newer designs over on the YRC Board thread about this tragedy. It's not just the low sulfur fuel. Check it out.