Tragedy In Omaha

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  1. FrigidFTSup

    FrigidFTSup Resident Suit

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  2. turbostixxx

    turbostixxx Brown Santa

    Looks like it's not even a mile from the hub there. Terrible tragedy. Can happen to anyone, keep your head on a swivel drivers! I feel sorry for this driver, his family, and the pedestrians family. No one wins or comes out ok in this situation :(.
     
  3. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Prayers for the sorrow both families are suffering as this should be a joyous time of year!
     
  4. The Driver

    The Driver Active Member

    Scariest possible scenario. Keep your eyes moving and expect anything out there. Reminder for myself more than anything.
     
  5. hellfire

    hellfire no one considers UPS people."real" Teamsters.-BUG

    54 yrs old... wonder how many hours he had for the week, wonder how many stops he had left?
     
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Wonder how many teeth he had?
     
  7. BrownThunder

    BrownThunder Active Member

    This was all the rage at our PCM today.
     
  8. iowa boy

    iowa boy Well-Known Member

    Same thing here.

    We then got a message later in the day about a package car vs. a pedestrian at another Iowa center today. No other news than that.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    No mention of this tragedy in our center.
     
  10. Pooter

    Pooter Active Member

    Just terrible. :(

    It's crazy hard to spot pedestrian in the evening. You have the console, reverse camera, Christmas lights and glare working against you. Hell, even the headlights suck.

    Nonetheless, slow it down and stay alert.

    :(
     
  11. AllOnTheHorses

    AllOnTheHorses Active Member

    I have some neighborhoods that are LOADED with young kids and people out socializing. I always break from the plan and get that area done before school gets out.
    Do what you have to do in the name of safety. SAFETY IS THE PRIORITY.
    What a tragedy.
     
  12. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    It's very sad to hear this.
    We put a lot of miles on these package cars and to have this happen to a safe-driving vet, even sadder.
    We have all had that glare issue at night when we drive, especially when it rains.
    2 weeks from christmas, this should of never happened to two well respected individuals.