Any one have more info on this driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dannyboy, Oct 27, 2007.

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  1. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Family, wife, kids? Or what UPS is doing about support for the family?

    And a question for UPS. What was this driver doing out after 8PM on a friday night? Trying to make up for incompetent dispatch?

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  2. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Hey Danny, long time no see :)

    Good question about the family of that driver. Hopefully someone will have some info.
     
  3. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Trapped inside his burning vehicle.
    Truly horrible.
     
  4. 705red

    705red Browncafe Steward

    Cheryl maybe we the cafers here can start up a collection for the family, i hope this is some how do-able. I will put up the first $100 into the fund, its time that we help out other upsers, i could only imagine what would happen to my family if this was to happen to me. Ups is always concerned about united way, but i beleive its time that we start taking care of our fellow upsers in this time of crisis. Maybe some sort of pay-pal or other payment option.
     
  5. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Hopefully someonehas already set up a fund locally and we can use this site to help them.

    If anyone has any local contact info please pm me.
     
  6. traveler

    traveler Where next? Venice

    Cheryl,

    I just e-mailed the reporter who wrote the article. I'll let you know if and when I get an answer.
     
  7. I wonder if Diadlover knows him...he works in the Phoenix area I thought
     
  8. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    This world is headed on a one way ticket to hell in a handbasket with these selfish morons who dont care if someone else's family is affected by a stupid accident like that
     
  9. happyboy

    happyboy Member

    I'm sad to hear about another Ups driver dying on the job.. I think this makes about 10 this year that i know of.. It makes you wonder just how safe the package cars are in a wreck.

    Im not giving to the United way this year I'd be happy to contribute some money to a fund for this guys family
     
  10. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    I was hoping that we could get some contact information from drivers in or near the center.

    I guess I will have to dig around myself since there does not seem to be anyone from his area to respond.

    Cheryl, why would we have to wait, why not pass the hat and see what comes of it.

    On a related note, we had a driver pick up his wife from the Meth clinic late at night. He was in a hurry to get back home to get a little sleep before going to work. He clipped a concrete barrier, flipping the car which went under a large dump truck coming the other direction. The dump truck driver stated he thought that he had just blown a tire.

    His wife and 3 year old were in the back seat, the four year old in the front with his dad. Eddie was 29, and would have been 30 today. He had just topped out pay wise two weeks ago. Wife was banged up a bit, and the Kids are Ok health wise.

    Guys, you never know. Make sure you tell your spouse and kids ya love em before you leave. You might not get another chance.

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    Last edited: Oct 30, 2007
  11. Dump and Run

    Dump and Run New Member

    I think there is a way to set up an account through Pay Pal. I have heard of this but don't know how it works for sure. If it is possible it will be a good way we can contribute.
     
  12. diadlover

    diadlover New Member

    Ed Torres was killed Wednesday night by a drunk driver. The drunk driver was racing another vehicle and struck Ed's package car turning it onto it's side. Fuel began leaking into the cab of the package car and was ignited by a fire that broke out elsewhere on his package car. Ed was not able to escape. Ed was delivering a misload and that is why he was out so late. A fund has been set up and donations can be made at any Bank of America under the "Ed Torres Family Assistance Fund". His wife and children will greatly appreciate any help that can be given. He was a great guy who was always smiling no matter the circumstances. He is sorely missed.
     
  13. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    I'll check into adding a paypal donation button for the fund.
     
  14. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Tony called B of A and explained the situation and asked them exactly how we could provide the most convenient way for our community to make donations. They won't allow paypal donations but they did offer the following 2 options:

    1. Go to any Bank of America and make a donation to the "Ed Torres Fund", an Arizona housed account.

    2. Mail your donation to
    The Ed Torres Fund
    c/o Bank of America
    3110 W. Carefree Hwy.
    Pheonix AZ 85086

    The branch phone number is 623-434-2260
     
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