Train accident with Chattanooga UPS driver

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by dannyboy, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Tried to search for a thread on this accident, but could not find one. So if there was one, I appologize.

    Best I heard he was a father of two. Have not heard much else. Heck of a way to start the new year.

  2. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    We heard about in a PCM but no details were given.
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Welcome back Dannyboy
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    All I have been able to gather is that it did not have RR arms, and that he started across the tracks and was hit on the passenger side. While still daylight.

    He left behind two children. Not much else on it though.

    Best I can remember, that is 4 fatalities and several injuries in the last 4 years at RR crossings. I dont understand it though. When it comes to a train and a package car, the car loses every time.

    d tks 407. Got some spare time now that I getta play house dad for a short while.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    What gets a lot of people is when there are at least 2 tracks, and the first train passes by. Your first thought is that the crossing is clear, but it's always a possibility that there is another train headed in the opposite direction, partially or totally hidden by the first train. I don't know exactly what happened on this one, but someone very correctly pointed out that the train always wins.
  6. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  8. upssalesguy

    upssalesguy UPS Defender

    that sucks. I hate losing a UPSer (or anyone) like that. I'm going to say a prayer for him, his family and all drivers tonight.
  9. UPSBluRdg03

    UPSBluRdg03 New Member

    Always sad to lose to a fellow UPSer due to an accident. RIP.
  10. Somepeoplecallmethestig

    Somepeoplecallmethestig Are you not amused?

    Just sad. Prayers to the family.
  11. djkre8r

    djkre8r Member

    Prayers for the family and his co-workers. I can't believe I just saw this post. We lost a driver a couple of weeks before Christmas and it is still hard on all of us.
  12. brownedout

    brownedout New Member

    Agreed, so sad. Thoughts and prayers to the driver's family, friends, and co-workers. In this day and age no gates? Theres just too many of these instances I'm aware of. When does it end? Edison, NJ. employees is that long stretch of track that has no gates still there?
  13. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Thanks Sat for posting the link. I had it sent to me but have been tied up and today was the first time back since the last post. My heart goes out to the family.

    While there are a lot of "might be's" in an accident like this, and we will never know what exactly was going on at the time, one thing is for certain. We average one driver killed or seriously injured each year after making contact with a train. I just dont understand why.....God have mercy....

  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I will admit I had to Google "American Cornhole Association". I always wondered what they called that game. R.I.P. Mr. Hampton.