Accident near 81st Str Hub - Indy on Fri. Oct 9,2015

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Observer, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. Observer

    Observer Member

    Does anyone know anything more other than the limited information put out by the news media? Around 11p.m. a UPS tractor was involved in a fatality and the intersection (79th & Zionsville Rd) was closed for several hours because the fiber optics pole was down. A person in a dark blue car was killed. The news media doesn't mention the person by name and stated that the UPS tractor caused the collision. Since the shift change is around this time was wondering if the person who was killed also worked at UPS. There is very little about this accident. Does anyone else in Indy know any other details?
     
  2. lowats

    lowats Member

    I work at that UPS on night shift, the guy killed worked at my 2nd job for a semi auction company near beach grove. Guy who was killed name was fred, & from what I was told it was his birthday. Unsure if he was drinking but he pulled off 79th onto Zionsville in front of that feeder driver...
     
  3. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    Feeder driver driving north on Zionsville road coming up to a flashing yellow. Two cars come up to that intersection with the flashing red light. First car stopped at red light and second car just blindly followed the first car resulting in the feeder driver t-boning it.

    Haven't read any reports or articles, this is just what the other drivers were saying and what was gathered from pics and what not
     
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Based solely on what you posted our guy did not properly clear the intersection.
     
  5. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    Here we go.
     
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  6. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    I doubt that. Pretty sure it was coded as non preventable as well.

    From reading the ups report on it and knowing where it happened, it sounded like the car thought it was red both ways or just completely blew it.


    Off topic side note, a deer was scattered into a thousand pieces on the road and I could hear it hit the back of the cab. Not gunna clean it off for the next guy LOL
     
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Can you for once in your pathetic life not try and be a UPS traffic crash investigator? Do you ever know when to just STFU?
     
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  8. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Don't you already know the answer to that? His job here is to provide the perspective from an annoying supervisor's view. He does his job very well.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Are the two of you saying that our properly cleared that intersection and did everything he could to avoid that accident?

    He T-boned him which tells me the other car was already in the box when he was hit.

    Based solely on what was posted above our guy was at fault.
     
  10. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    What I'm saying is even based on what was said above, YOU have no clue what happened. Was he pulling a fully loaded set? How fast was he going and what was the speed limit? Have you ever tried to stop a fully loaded set when some a-whole decides to pull out in front of you even after they come to a complete stop at a red light then realize they don't have enough time? Well Dave? I didn't think so.
    For that matter have you ever drove a tractor? I didn't think so, Well here's a tip for you Dave they don't stop all that quick even bob tailing. But I thought you would know that seeing as you think you know everything.
    Maybe just once Dave you can let traffic investigating get done by the pros not some.....wannabe.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    He was stopped for the first car.
     
  12. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Who was, our guy?
     
  13. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Where are you even getting this info?
     
  14. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?Dave?
     
  15. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Feeder driver did not properly clear intersection.
     
  16. I Am Jacks Damaged Box

    I Am Jacks Damaged Box Well-Known Member

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  17. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    I'm done with you you're an idiot.
     
  18. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    Kinda like talking to a brick wall.
     
  19. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Brick wall has more intelligence.
     
  20. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    More flexible, anyhow.