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2013-11-03 08:35:59 AM
Question time:

Why is the cop parked on the highway and not on the shoulder?
Why does he not have his lights on?
Why is the trucker charged with murder when you don't charge cops who kill other people on the road?
 
2013-11-03 08:41:51 AM
Because he was negligent, not paying attention to the road?  He deserves the charge and more.
 
2013-11-03 08:46:39 AM
My favorite part is how he covered his face from the camera via his overtly strategic placement of his wallet.
 
2013-11-03 08:49:35 AM

lucksi: Question time:

Why is the cop parked on the highway and not on the shoulder?
Why does he not have his lights on?
Why is the trucker charged with murder when you don't charge cops who kill other people on the road?


WTF are you even on about? What does this mean?
 
2013-11-03 08:54:21 AM

darch: WTF are you even on about? What does this mean?


There are frequently stories of cops killing people in traffic accidents and a few months later some investigation concluding they didn't do anything wrong.
 
2013-11-03 08:58:26 AM

darch: lucksi: Question time:

Why is the cop parked on the highway and not on the shoulder?
Why does he not have his lights on?
Why is the trucker charged with murder when you don't charge cops who kill other people on the road?

WTF are you even on about? What does this mean?



Just recently here, an officer was using his computer while driving and ran over a pedestrian.  Because he was a police officer, it was "within policy".

They actually blamed the pedestrian.
 
2013-11-03 09:16:21 AM

Minimum: darch: lucksi: Question time:

Why is the cop parked on the highway and not on the shoulder?
Why does he not have his lights on?
Why is the trucker charged with murder when you don't charge cops who kill other people on the road?

WTF are you even on about? What does this mean?


Just recently here, an officer was using his computer while driving and ran over a pedestrian.  Because he was a police officer, it was "within policy".

They actually blamed the pedestrian.


More for your anecdotal evidence.  In less than a year his car has showed him well exceeding the limits and pretty much jack squat has been done to him.  He has a formal reprimand....ohh.  Like a letter from the UN!

http://www.wafb.com/story/23711331/radio-transmissions-released-of-c op -caught-speeding-more-than-700-times

What I find interesting is that they don't release the name of the company this truck drive worked for.  Seems that they don't review the security tape ever (unless there is an accident) or they would have found all the other times he was surfing and/or totally accidentally blocking the camera with his wallet.
 
2013-11-03 09:20:18 AM

wingnut396: More for your anecdotal evidence. In less than a year his car has showed him well exceeding the limits and pretty much jack squat has been done to him. He has a formal reprimand....ohh. Like a letter from the UN!


I don't really watch TV news but I got the end of a segment where one of the local 'we investigate so you know!' teams started following cops who were speeding without using their emergency lights, all the way to their destination and then asking them on camera why they were breaking the law. One actually said "haha, you caught me", and then went on with her day.
 
2013-11-03 09:26:39 AM
Oh. A hate-on-cops thread. Got it. I know-

Welcome to Fark.
 
2013-11-03 10:58:47 AM
Cop didn't need to be sticking out like that (which I hate when they do that and all of traffic slows down during rush hour), but I can't say I would "blame" the cop.  I too will ocassionally read twitter, and everytime I go "WTF am I thinking? Have you not watched those don't text and drive videos".  Of course there's a bit of difference between my little 1 ton car, and a big rig that's probably 8-20 tons.  If you aren't paying attention while hauling that much weight, and having major blind spots all around you, you're just asking to run someone over.
 
2013-11-03 10:59:00 AM
Admittedly he shouldn't have been doing Soduku while driving but there are FEDERAL LAWS about traffic lane obstruction which require the vehicles or objects performing said obstruction to have LIGHT BARS WITH POWERFUL SLOW FLASHING LIGHTS.  You do not block traffic simply by putting a car in the lane and before you jump up and down screaming, the flashy lights inside the windows are DIRECTIONAL and were not aimed at the trucker.

He's not gonna be driving OTR ever again, but: Trucker 1, Cops 0.
 
2013-11-03 11:47:49 AM
Arizona cops do things their own way.  And will blame you if anything bad happens.
 
2013-11-03 12:44:47 PM
You guys are nuts.  His lights are on.  Watch it again, you can see a red/blue flash at impact when the lights get pointed up at the cab.  In bad weather on western highways sometimes they shut down like that and just block everything.  This guy has plenty of time to see it all coming and stop, but he's not looking.  Fark will defend anything to make a cop look bad.

You also see at least one officer notice the truck and run like hell away from the car.  Poor bastard that died must have been inside.

I don't have a lot of sympathy for the boys in blue, but that trucker was 100% at fault for this mess.
 
2013-11-03 01:25:43 PM
Even if that cop was parked in the middle of the road that trucker should not have hit him. He should be paying attention to the road and not playing on his phone. That's a completely flat, straight road with no obstructions, there is no excuse at all. 99% of the time I'm with the "cop haters" but this time you guys are absolutely stupid.
 
2013-11-03 01:48:48 PM
I see what appears to be a phone bounce up on impact, but how do they know he was using it and didn't merely have it sitting on the dash or on the seat?
 
2013-11-03 01:50:44 PM

darch: Oh. A hate-on-cops thread. Got it. I know-

Welcome to Fark.


I don't see the hate.  Probably because of my use of ignore.

Which is now confirmed as a good decision if this thread managed to become a cop-hate thread.
 
2013-11-03 01:57:31 PM

toyotaboy: Cop didn't need to be sticking out like that (which I hate when they do that and all of traffic slows down during rush hour)


They are supposed to be more out than the car they pull over, and often a second police car will stay further back and yet more out, with the idea being that people will be less likely to kill the person and cops involved with the stop.  Which when it doesn't involve a speeding rig who isn't paying attention, usually succeeds in making sure that only vehicles and not the people on scene get damaged.


You should be doing your best to pull over or slow down significantly when passing a vehicle stop anyways, regardless of whether or not the cop is sticking out some.

And fwiw, that cop wasn't just sticking out, he was grabbing the whole lane :) But, too, he was blocking off a ton of the lane for what was probably a serious accident. The description of the video said a couple of fire department vehicles got hit as well.  If they had to operate IN THE farkING LANE then it is absolutely 100% appropriate for a police officer to put a vehicle well behind the emergency zone to create that early barrier.
 
2013-11-03 01:58:43 PM

Theaetetus: I see what appears to be a phone bounce up on impact, but how do they know he was using it and didn't merely have it sitting on the dash or on the seat?


Because they crashed directly into a vehicle in front of them with no apparent attempt to evade? I think we can occam's razor this one.  Either the driver was distracted by the cell phone or was paying no attention whatsoever from another source.
 
2013-11-03 02:35:06 PM
He was looking up escorts and watching Youtube videos.
 
2013-11-03 03:09:44 PM

Theaetetus: I see what appears to be a phone bounce up on impact, but how do they know he was using it and didn't merely have it sitting on the dash or on the seat?


You can see it in his hand.
i.imgur.com
 
2013-11-03 03:15:16 PM
I guess that isn't a phone. A better video paused right there just shows a thumb.

Don't mind me.
 
2013-11-03 03:15:45 PM
Never bring a passenger car to a big rig fight.

The only laws you should be worried about on a freeway are those of Newtonian physics.
 
2013-11-03 06:22:33 PM

Smackledorfer: Theaetetus: I see what appears to be a phone bounce up on impact, but how do they know he was using it and didn't merely have it sitting on the dash or on the seat?

Because they crashed directly into a vehicle in front of them with no apparent attempt to evade? I think we can occam's razor this one.  Either the driver was distracted by the cell phone or was paying no attention whatsoever from another source.


You can also get the phone records to see if there was data being transmitted or received at the time of the crash.
 
2013-11-03 06:51:09 PM
Tragic accident, the trucker deserves the blame but that cop had no damn business parking in the middle of the farking highway like that. Who the fark does that?
 
2013-11-03 07:45:02 PM
It's just as safe as a car radio! What's all the fuss!?
 
2013-11-03 08:01:15 PM
Cop farked up.  Trucker farked up.

Just another reason the south/west sucks.  It's like idiocracy down there.
 
2013-11-03 08:14:23 PM

TyrantII: Cop farked up.  Trucker farked up.

Just another reason the south/west sucks.  It's like idiocracy down there.


Smackledorfer: he was grabbing the whole lane :) But, too, he was blocking off a ton of the lane for what was probably a serious accident. The description of the video said a couple of fire department vehicles got hit as well.  If they had to operate IN THE farkING LANE then it is absolutely 100% appropriate for a police officer to put a vehicle well behind the emergency zone to create that early barrier.



Given that we don't even see any FD vehicles in the video, I would say something major is going on further down the lane, which probable requires a lane block by the cop.

Which means that guess what would have happened without the cop there to be hit first before the trucker subsequently crashed into 4 other vehicles? All the emergency people working further down the highway would have been smashed up and quite possibly more casualties than we had.


Do I know for sure, based on this article, that the cop did the right thing putting his vehicle there? No. Does it seem likely given the other facts in the story? Yes.
 
2013-11-03 08:15:27 PM
But then again, welcome to fark for me, where every farker was born having gone through fetus police academy, and gets both a badge and a law degree as they fall out of their mother.
 
2013-11-03 09:25:36 PM
What if it had been just a broke down civilian car? Would the trucker not be charged with manslaughter? I think he is pretty guilty of negelance.
 
2013-11-03 09:27:08 PM
What the hell kind of word is 'negelance..its late
 
2013-11-03 10:03:08 PM
he didnt even flinch until the second before impact, he was obviously dicking around on something or completely distracted.  still, no road flares or anything other than a car in the middle of a 65mph highway?
 
2013-11-03 10:31:16 PM
It's dumbasses like him that make it harder for the rest of us commercial drivers. I'm sure the fines will go up even more after this.
 
2013-11-03 10:34:00 PM

toastmonkey42: It's dumbasses like him that make it harder for the rest of us commercial drivers. I'm sure the fines will go up even more after this.


I have a cop on one side of the house and a trucker on the other. I should show this vid at my next bbq for the lulz.
 
2013-11-03 10:55:54 PM
We have the same type of drive cam, though our cameras are higher, so you can't position your wallet to keep the camera from recording you.

Even if there wasn't a fatality, I probably would have lost my job if I had done all that.
 
2013-11-03 11:16:27 PM

Vespizzari: You guys are nuts.  His lights are on.  Watch it again, you can see a red/blue flash at impact when the lights get pointed up at the cab.  In bad weather on western highways sometimes they shut down like that and just block everything.  This guy has plenty of time to see it all coming and stop, but he's not looking.  Fark will defend anything to make a cop look bad.

You also see at least one officer notice the truck and run like hell away from the car.  Poor bastard that died must have been inside.

I don't have a lot of sympathy for the boys in blue, but that trucker was 100% at fault for this mess.


Very much this.  What also get me is how CB radio use has declined over the past few years.  May seem off point, but CB chatter use to work well to let other drivers know about stuff like this a couple miles in advance.  Further if enough drivers pass the message back.  Today, a lot of drivers rely on cell phones and GPS systems for all their communication needs, which is fine when you only need to talk to dispatch and not get lost.  It doesn't help with staying in touch with drivers outside of your company to learn ahead of time to pick a back road route and skip the whole mess to begin with.  45-55 mph down a side road for a few extra miles beats sitting still for hours.

/I got a CB on my truck, only to find out barely anyone uses it anymore in MI
//my bro, who gave me the CB for my b-day, was surprised, since he trucked over the road for awhile.  He said most other states still use them frequently and it helped him avoid a tornado.
///MI would've also tacked on a charge for not getting over one lane.
 
2013-11-04 12:07:54 AM

Theaetetus: I see what appears to be a phone bounce up on impact, but how do they know he was using it and didn't merely have it sitting on the dash or on the seat?



I'm sure they subpoenaed the records from his cell provider so they could cross reference the logs of his activity with the incident.
 
2013-11-04 12:19:48 AM
At least he wasnt wanking on the job.

I sure hope it was a thumb.
 
2013-11-04 11:20:53 AM

Markoff_Cheney: he didnt even flinch until the second before impact, he was obviously dicking around on something or completely distracted.  still, no road flares or anything other than a car in the middle of a 65mph highway?


My guess is that the police car was placed like this to make them more visible and to make drivers more aware of the road hazard and to pass with caution, instead of whizzing by at 65mph or whatever the speed limit was. I believe this is common practice for officers responding to a road hazard. (though I could be wrong)

For any driver paying attention, the placement of their cars with their emergency lights on should have been sufficient. This guy, is obviously an exception, as he clearly was not paying attention to anything other than his phone.
 
2013-11-04 12:11:13 PM

toyotaboy: Cop didn't need to be sticking out like that (which I hate when they do that and all of traffic slows down during rush hour), but I can't say I would "blame" the cop.  I too will ocassionally read twitter, and everytime I go "WTF am I thinking? Have you not watched those don't text and drive videos".  Of course there's a bit of difference between my little 1 ton car, and a big rig that's probably 8-20 tons.  If you aren't paying attention while hauling that much weight, and having major blind spots all around you, you're just asking to run someone over.


As a motorcycle rider, I think you are also asking to run someone over.  There's nothing so important that it can't wait for you to be stopped and not a hazard to anyone.
 
2013-11-04 01:37:57 PM

KidneyStone: toyotaboy: Cop didn't need to be sticking out like that (which I hate when they do that and all of traffic slows down during rush hour), but I can't say I would "blame" the cop.  I too will ocassionally read twitter, and everytime I go "WTF am I thinking? Have you not watched those don't text and drive videos".  Of course there's a bit of difference between my little 1 ton car, and a big rig that's probably 8-20 tons.  If you aren't paying attention while hauling that much weight, and having major blind spots all around you, you're just asking to run someone over.

As a motorcycle rider, I think you are also asking to run someone over.  There's nothing so important that it can't wait for you to be stopped and not a hazard to anyone.


Even then it's all in how you drive.  If you're checking your stupid farking twitter and merge lanes without looking, then you might deserve what happens.
 
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