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(KATU)   Looking at this wreck, you'd never guess that the woman driving the car was out of the hospital before the tractor-trailer driver even sobered up   (katu.com) divider line 26
    More: Unlikely, semi-trailer trucks, head-on crash, Multnomah County, hospitals  
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11917 clicks; posted to Main » on 19 Mar 2013 at 9:57 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-03-19 11:58:38 AM
3 votes:

Hopman: Personally, if a truck is bigger than a 1-ton, you should have a CDL, This also goes for RV's as well, as many of them are just bus shells with few seats.


UHaul is probably against this.

I do think it's pretty strange that I can walk in to a place like that and rent a 26 foot truck with a car trailer on the back and then drive it around with every farking thing I own stacked all unevenly inside with no training nor oversight whatsoever, though.
2013-03-19 10:40:05 AM
2 votes:
Somebody send her car manufacturer a medal, pronto.
2013-03-19 10:15:25 AM
2 votes:
I too am very happy to see the lady alive, especially since her car looks like a wadded up piece of tin foil.

The truck driver should be banned from driving ANYTHING (including a lawn mover) for LIFE.

I am a truck driver, and as such, I try to hold myself to a higher standard. My friends may give me flack about why I don't drink or even try smoking a joint, I explain to them that the last thing i want is to loose my CDL. I have worked hard for it and want to keep it.

Then again, after seeing the way many people drive (and I drive in Boston a lot), some day I want to get hammered. But not before calling a cab first and making sure I'm not driving the next day.
2013-03-19 10:05:03 AM
2 votes:
I'd like to know what she was driving because it just passed a serious crash safety test.
2013-03-19 02:49:46 PM
1 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: second degree criminal mischief?

Sounds like he was toilet papering someone's yard.

How can you convey the message that drinking and driving is serious when you basically say "Bad boy, no cookie for you".


He's facing a lot more charges than that.  In most states DUI with injury is a felony.  That's just the tip of the iceberg for him.

ristst: Scary fact time.  One friend who taught in a CDL program told me this about the law concerning alcohol:

A truck driver can get blind, drop-dead, stone cold DRUNK....and 2 hours after their blood alcohol limit hits .08 they can legally get behind the wheel of a semi.

But if they smoke weed within the past 30 days it'll show up on a piss test and they'll get canned.


OMFG?!?!  A truck driver can drive two hours after they are at/below the legal limit?  That's just crazy.

I do agree the weed thing is BS though.  Since that's important to you go check out what Wa. set as a limit for DUI on weed.

Clint_Torres: [media.katu.com image 660x495]

I know we rely on emergency personnel for 'behind the scenes' photos and all, but does this image bother anyone else?


Yes the black paramilitary style uniforms are very troubling.

...Oh you were talking about someone taking pictures ....
2013-03-19 02:14:07 PM
1 votes:
media.katu.com

I know we rely on emergency personnel for 'behind the scenes' photos and all, but does this image bother anyone else?
2013-03-19 01:32:22 PM
1 votes:
The woman was driving a 2002 Honda Civic, according to police reports.

Now you know.
2013-03-19 11:56:19 AM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: Hopman: The truck driver should be banned from driving ANYTHING (including a lawn mover) for LIFE.

I agree. You read about too many accidents where the cause was a repeat offender. About a year ago some truck driver drove into THE SIDE of an Amtrak train. He wasn't trying to beat the train at the crossing, he just f*cking drove into THE SIDE of the train. The guy had something like five major moving offenses and his licence had been suspended on more than one occasion. He got another chance to kill some people and he finally did.


Oh boy.

See, this is where I come to rant about MY now-hatred for semi drivers who don't pay attention.

Some of you have heard this story- bear with me.

My late husband WAS a class A driver, with doubles and triples and hazmat endorsements. He drove everything from semis to hazardous gasses. He knew exactly how long it takes them to start after a stop, and generally knew what a driver of a semi would normally do.

Coming home from work one day on his motorcycle, he sees a semi with a left blinker on in the oncoming lane of a two-lane highway. Of course, in his mind, there's no way this driver would START a left hand turn across traffic with a motorcycle coming his way and a car behind him, right?

WRONG.

This asshole driver is on record in the police report saying that he SAW MY HUSBAND COMING, and THOUGHT HE HAD ENOUGH TIME.

Yet, they blamed my husband for apparently careening his way into the side of a semi.

So I got nothing. I couldn't sue the trucking company for negligence because the cops blamed the motorcycle. I lost my house and everything because this trucker decided he owned the farking road.

I'm glad this lady is ok though.

Thanks to the guy upthread who takes driving a class A very seriously.
2013-03-19 11:54:36 AM
1 votes:

RatOmeter: I'd like to know what she was driving because it just passed a serious crash safety test.


Ditto.
2013-03-19 11:49:51 AM
1 votes:
High Capacity Truck Ban.
2013-03-19 11:42:25 AM
1 votes:

Hopman


some people freak out when they see how complex a truck can be or it's not as glamourors as the movies make it out to be.


o_O
2013-03-19 11:20:29 AM
1 votes:

ristst: Scary fact time.  One friend who taught in a CDL program told me this about the law concerning alcohol:

A truck driver can get blind, drop-dead, stone cold DRUNK....and 2 hours after their blood alcohol limit hits .08 they can legally get behind the wheel of a semi.

But if they smoke weed within the past 30 days it'll show up on a piss test and they'll get canned.

Then your buddy needs to go back to school,the legal limit for a cdl holder is a bac of .02,and no they can't legally get behind the wheel of a semi and drive,if they drive and get busted,they loose their cdl's for a year.
2013-03-19 11:14:32 AM
1 votes:

PunGent: I admire your restraint.  I drove 5-tons in the Reserves; if I drove a heavy rig in Boston, I'd probably last about three days before going on a squishing rampage.

Lotta morons on the road here.


Thank you, PunGent for your service!

I drive a truck that's just below CDL weight (sheet metal & HVAC duct work doesn't weight much), but has a 26' long body on it. Even though you don't have to have a CDL to drive my truck, you still need to have a clue what you're doing, especially getting in & out of tight job sites.

Personally, if a truck is bigger than a 1-ton, you should have a CDL, This also goes for RV's as well, as many of them are just bus shells with few seats.
2013-03-19 11:14:16 AM
1 votes:
2013-03-19 10:43:18 AM
1 votes:
Scary fact time.  One friend who taught in a CDL program told me this about the law concerning alcohol:

A truck driver can get blind, drop-dead, stone cold DRUNK....and 2 hours after their blood alcohol limit hits .08 they can legally get behind the wheel of a semi.

But if they smoke weed within the past 30 days it'll show up on a piss test and they'll get canned.
2013-03-19 10:41:33 AM
1 votes:

Hopman: I too am very happy to see the lady alive, especially since her car looks like a wadded up piece of tin foil.

The truck driver should be banned from driving ANYTHING (including a lawn mover) for LIFE.

I am a truck driver, and as such, I try to hold myself to a higher standard. My friends may give me flack about why I don't drink or even try smoking a joint, I explain to them that the last thing i want is to loose my CDL. I have worked hard for it and want to keep it.

Then again, after seeing the way many people drive (and I drive in Boston a lot), some day I want to get hammered. But not before calling a cab first and making sure I'm not driving the next day.


I admire your restraint.  I drove 5-tons in the Reserves; if I drove a heavy rig in Boston, I'd probably last about three days before going on a squishing rampage.

Lotta morons on the road here.
2013-03-19 10:32:31 AM
1 votes:

Old_Chief_Scott: Hopman: The truck driver should be banned from driving ANYTHING (including a lawn mover) for LIFE.

I agree. You read about too many accidents where the cause was a repeat offender. About a year ago some truck driver drove into THE SIDE of an Amtrak train. He wasn't trying to beat the train at the crossing, he just f*cking drove into THE SIDE of the train. The guy had something like five major moving offenses and his licence had been suspended on more than one occasion. He got another chance to kill some people and he finally did.


Holy cow!

The trucking industry's kind of in a catch-22 right now. There's a shortage of drivers, so bad ones get to keep driving for the most part. On the other hand, it's very difficult to get a CDL, and some people freak out when they see how complex a truck can be or it's not as glamourors as the movies make it out to be. Plus, if you haul Haz-Mat or drive a school bus, the background checks a pretty rigorous.
Not to mention driers & trucking campanies deal with a whole alphabet soup of regulations & agancies on a regular basis. You deal with the USDOT, ICC, FMCSA, SP, PD, EPA, and so on.
2013-03-19 10:27:43 AM
1 votes:
Fifty years from now people will look back at our highway system as being sheer madness...  I hope.
2013-03-19 10:27:15 AM
1 votes:
Useless article is useless without the make of the car.  Tsk tsk.
2013-03-19 10:23:14 AM
1 votes:
Can't find the link, but KGW reported the vehicle as being a 2002 red Honda Civic
2013-03-19 10:21:42 AM
1 votes:

Hopman: The truck driver should be banned from driving ANYTHING (including a lawn mover) for LIFE.


I agree. You read about too many accidents where the cause was a repeat offender. About a year ago some truck driver drove into THE SIDE of an Amtrak train. He wasn't trying to beat the train at the crossing, he just f*cking drove into THE SIDE of the train. The guy had something like five major moving offenses and his licence had been suspended on more than one occasion. He got another chance to kill some people and he finally did.
2013-03-19 10:16:04 AM
1 votes:

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: I want to know what kind of car she was driving.


You would hope that the pictures in the article would help there, yet they are of a shopping bag and police lights. WTF?
2013-03-19 10:14:03 AM
1 votes:
I want to know what kind of car she was driving.
2013-03-19 10:11:18 AM
1 votes:

DeadMouseTails: diaphoresis: Wow.. she's lucky she didn't end up with a skull fraction

They said there would be no math. That is one seriously lucky lady. She should probably try her chances at lotto before her luck wears off, because looking at the "car" she was in, it's a miracle that she didn't leave the scene in a body bag.


Ziploc bags, no less
2013-03-19 10:07:24 AM
1 votes:

diaphoresis: Wow.. she's lucky she didn't end up with a skull fraction


They said there would be no math. That is one seriously lucky lady. She should probably try her chances at lotto before her luck wears off, because looking at the "car" she was in, it's a miracle that she didn't leave the scene in a body bag.
2013-03-19 08:38:54 AM
1 votes:
storage.canoe.ca

Intrigued
 
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