Fatality accident

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by over9five, Nov 6, 2008.

  1. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    This video was playing in the center today. It scares me just to watch it.

    Rollover truck Crash on Donner Pass
  2. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

  3. tre305

    tre305 Member

    damn, the whole truck went completely off the road?
    and was that a UPS truck?
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Didn`t look like one. Boy,going that couple extra miles an hour sure paid off. Hey 9.5,were they showing this as a do or don`t video?
  5. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I read it was a Walmart truck with a trainee driver.

    Not sure, it was just playing next to the dispatch window.
  6. stevetheupsguy

    stevetheupsguy sʇǝʌǝʇɥǝndsƃnʎ

    All I have to say is, the person filming sure had one heck of a spotter. Can't believe they made it through so easily.
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    They were probably showing it as a "you made it past the accident and it didn't envolve you so why are you stopping" vidio.
  8. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Walmart does not hire trainees, though. Last I checked, you needed 5 years OTR experience to work as a Walmart Co. driver.

  9. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    I went to a monthly safty meeting today.The division mgt said UPS is involved in roughly 25 fitalities a year....Either us or tthem was not disclosed...But you don't hear much about these accidents unless they are in your center..
  10. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    Hmmm, I don't really know. I think I read that in the comments under the video.
  11. LLTailor

    LLTailor New Member

    At the 30 second mark, I thought what appears to be a shadow of a person.
  12. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    I have driven tractor/trailers down Donner. It is a pass that you don't want to F*** around on. It is very long, winding and in some areas the grade can be as much as 8/9%. Though those %'s are high at least the length is usually short (less than a mile). It seems to me the overall mileage of Donner is somewhere in the nieghborhood of 50 miles. Beautiful country, but not to be taken lightly.
  13. But Benefits Are Great!

    But Benefits Are Great! Just Words On A Screen

  14. becauseican

    becauseican New Member

    Not a UPS truck, no skirts on the trailer and the trailer doors don't match those used by UPS.
  15. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    i believe he is out of control. if you watch real close as he passes the camera truck, he almost rolled it then. might have even made contact.

    speed kills.

  16. UPSNewbie

    UPSNewbie New Member

    Wowee. No one ever said it was.
  17. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    there is this process. its called learning from other's mistakes. much cheaper in the long run.

    my guess is that is why it was shown? for those drivers that think speed limits and warning signs are just suggestions?

  18. tieguy

    tieguy Banned

    I've seen this one passed around by email at work. Pretty sobering to think the co-driver died with no fault to him.

    I've played it over and over quite a few times thinking about what I might do different in that situation if it were me.

    Obvious answer is to not speed.

    Once you get past the obvious answer the only thing I can think of to do would be to use two lanes once you clear the camera truck and then to start slowling up while keeping yourself as straight as possible.

    If you look at the video he goes over the center line then pulls it hard left back in his lane. At that point he loses it completely.

    But again the obvious answer is to drive the speed limit. :happy-very:
  19. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND


    i never saw brake lights, not once.

    also, if you watch the angle of the trailer as it passes the camera truck, it was already at that time on the right wheels alone. the camera truck almost looks like it kept it from turning over that time.

    it makes me thing brake failure more than just a driver that was speeding?

    dont you know the car in front had to clean out their pants. just a few seconds more and they would have been under that rig. or it might be, like so many other drivers that never get the big picture, they never knew and drove blissfully onward, without a clue that their angel was working overtime?

  20. Mike Hawk

    Mike Hawk New Member

    The camera truck saw it coming, he moved over as the other one was passing.
    And it does look like there were brake lights on the trailer, hard to see but I am pretty sure they went on right after the whole back side of the trailer comes into view. right at 12 sec