UPS Driver Who Hit Pedestrian Suspended

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Returntosender, Dec 24, 2014.

  1. Returntosender

    Returntosender Well-Known Member

    The UPS driver who struck and injured an Evanston woman Monday night near Central Street and Ashland Avenue has been suspended pending the outcome of an internal company investigation, a UPS spokeswoman told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday.

    Authorities on Monday said the woman was stuck underneath the truck before being rescued by Evanston firefighters and taken to NorthShore Evanston Hospital, where she was suffering from numerous life-threatening injuries. As of late Monday night, her condition was critical.

    http://patch.com/illinois/evanston/ups-driver-who-hit-pedestrian-suspended-0
     
  2. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I can't believe the driver was able to continue working?
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Was he able to keep working? That story said another driver finished his route and there was no mention of whether he worked Tuesday.
     
  4. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    That's horrible for the driver and especially for the pedestrian.
     
  5. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    I can't imagine he would've been in any mental condition to finish his route after that.
     
  6. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Hopefully it was a newer truck. I wouldn't want to be stuck under an old 8.
     
  7. 705jeffbrown

    705jeffbrown New Member

    In that building they told every driver that they could no longer wear hoodies. Apparently this driver was wearing one. Not only that but visibility was very poor that evening. He didn't see the woman. He thought he just had a flat tire. Telematics showed that he stopped for a second after he hit her, they drove another 10ft before stopping again. He got out of his truck expecting to find a flat tire, instead he found the woman, mangled up in the axle.
    So sad, for everyone involved.
     
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  8. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Is it standard policy to suspend a driver following an accident? Obviously, they take him off the road...but suspended without pay?
     
  9. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    UPS is guilty until proven innocent. He will have to fight to get his job back.
     
  10. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Anyone else notice how the end of the news article stresses that the area where the.accident occurred still received their packages on Monday and will on Tuesday as well? Heaven forbid a mangled woman under a UPS truck should keep Amazon orders from reaching customers in a timely manner! Move along....nothing to see here.
     
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  11. 705jeffbrown

    705jeffbrown New Member

    When he hit her, he was already done and on his way back to the building.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    While streets in the area were closed for two hours after the crash, UPS was able to send a replacement driver, who finished Monday’s route and will be on until the company’s investigation is completed.

    “Police released the packages in the vehicle,” UPS Spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg told the Tribune. “We were able to complete the deliveries for that route. Another driver is on that route, and we (are providing service) in the area today (Tuesday).”
     
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    While streets in the area were closed for two hours after the crash, UPS was able to send a replacement driver, who finished Monday’s route and will be on until the company’s investigation is completed.

    “Police released the packages in the vehicle,” UPS Spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg told the Tribune. “We were able to complete the deliveries for that route. Another driver is on that route, and we (are providing service) in the area today (Tuesday).”

    The article says otherwise.
     
  14. 705jeffbrown

    705jeffbrown New Member

    Yes, I'm aware of what the article says. But- He was already done at the time and on his way back to the building.
     
  15. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

  16. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  17. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 ahhh....the mouth breathers

    Oh absolutely, I'm sure that was an issue. I just think it's odd that the article points out that the police released the packages and an replacement driver finished the route....yet someone claims the driver was done.
     
  18. 705jeffbrown

    705jeffbrown New Member

    Are you from Northbrook or good friends with any drivers from there? If so, you would know that peak hasn't really been "peak" this year. It's been a breeze. Anyways, believe what you want. The man was on his way in. Nobody had to relieve him or finish delivering for him.
     
  19. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    An old 800 has about 4ft of clearance with that high step. Only a feeder driver could get stuck under one of those.
     
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  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    That high step wore out a whole generation of drivers.