Update on Motorcycle Vs. FedEx Ground fatality

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by snackdad, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. snackdad

    snackdad New Member

  2. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member

    Thanks snack dad.
    Not that I'm hoping to see charges filed, but to the extent bbsam steadfastly said charges would have been filed that day if he was in the wrong was just insane....
     
  3. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    I like that it's an update thread and the 1st post says there's nothing new to report.
     
  4. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What is insane is your initial reaction that the Fedex driver was wrong without the investigation. I invite you to reread the original newspaper report and then read the comments posted. Seems that there are people out there with enough experience to see more than one possibility.
     
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Protect and deflect. Of course you don't want there to be any stink about unsafe Ground drivers. That threatens the big plan. No shame...
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You may be certain of what happened, but aree you certain enough to allow law enforcement to arrive at the same conclusion?
     
  7. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    I work for Express, I'm as concerned about Ground's reputation as I am about the reputation of the Algerian national shuffleboard championship.
     
    Lasted edited by : Jun 27, 2012
  8. 55+

    55+ Member

    My bet's on Algeria
     
  9. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Still nothing?
     
  10. thedownhillEXPRESS

    thedownhillEXPRESS Well-Known Member


    Geez!!
    they must be non-subcontractor professionals taking their job seriously I suppose!!!
     
  11. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    Probably looking for a way to justify his double standard.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Better than people spouting off without the facts, eh?
     
  13. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Look at the picture of the accident. Unless the motorcycle was speeding, it's very clear who is at-fault....the Ground driver. He turned left in front of the bike, and even if the motorcycle was speeding, a professional driver would have noticed it. My guess is that he was distracted, either by being in a hurry, looking at the PPad, or otherwise not paying attention. Simple.
     
  14. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    That is very astute of you...and makes my point. If it is that clear, why not ticket the driver on the spot. Or is the Cali High Pat just stupid.
     
  15. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Probably just going through the motions. CHP probably doessn't want to get sued for a bad investigation. Plus, I'm guessing there are toxicolgy tests pending on the driver and the motorcyclist. Even if the motorcyclist was hypothetically intoxicated, the Ground driver would still be at-fault. I'd forgotten that he (Ground) could have been lighting-up a joint and forgot to pay attention to traffic.
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hmmmm. California highly litigated, Fedex very deep pockets, been over a week--I'm thinking more and more there's simply nothing there. And why if the motorcyclist was "intoxicated, the Ground driver would still be at fault"? What law book are you making up in thin air?
     
  17. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member


    The one that says when you screw-up, you are accountable. Nothing there? Who needs to grow up now? Get real. The guy is DEAD, and he's DEAD because the Ground driver turned left right in from of him. "Nothing to see here", "Move along now". Jeez...
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Hey, I'm as amazed as you if everything you ASSUME is true. I don't know why the AUTHORITIES haven't done anything yet. YOU have it all figured out. What's wrong with THEM?! And why aren't YOU asking the same question if you are certain of the facts?
     
  19. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Not certain of the facts, but if a picture paints a thousand words, then the photo of that Ground truck with a motorcycle centerpunched into it's right side says "GUILTY" a thousand times.
     
  20. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    And that photo has been diisregarded by the officials?