UPS truck hit by train in Wenatchee, WA

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MC4YOU2, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. MC4YOU2

    MC4YOU2 Yep, not wearing brown anymore

    I'm told a driver and a helper were OK after this accident. Let's all try to step back and rethink why we are in such a big hurry. There is no package worth your life. There is no job worth your families companionship and love. There's no reason to take a chance that you can't take back. I believe there is something to be said for the recent push for extra production and it's peak, but I know no one wants this kind of thing happening. Please be careful and remember you have people who love you and depend on you making it home safely!!
     
    Lasted edited by : Dec 17, 2009
  2. thelus

    thelus Package Car Whipping Boy

    who ever is the photographer for the picture should get an award for irony of the year! good to hear the driver is ok
     
  3. whiskey

    whiskey New Member

    Reminds me of the old RPS substitute driver delivery debris field.
     
  4. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    ironic that one of our trailers is right above the package car in the photo. what are the chances......

    d
     
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    How in the hell can you get hit by a train? You would think those 2 steel rails and all the signs would give you a heads up.:whiteflag:
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Probably a million to one. :happy2:
     
  7. MonavieLeaker

    MonavieLeaker Bringin Teh_Lulz

    Truck mighta stalled out on the tracks im guessing? Ive stalled out on RR tracks before because i was very low on fuel
     
  8. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    mis judging the speed of the train. happens all the time.

    d
     
  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Looks like just a publicity stunt to me. :wink2: We should have a contest to see who can come up with the funniest caption
     
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Fireman (catching smell from Package drivers pants) " I guess thats why they call it Driver Release"
     
  11. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Package Driver " So,is the fire department hiring?"
     
  12. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Package Driver " Hey thanks for the help! Wanna go grab a beer?"

    Fireman " Sure Klein,you buying?"
     
  13. cancun

    cancun New Member

    No excuses here. Driver error pure and simple. No production push as someone posted is to blame.
     
  14. chopstic

    chopstic New Member

    Maybe it had something to do with the icy conditions.
     
  15. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    You gotta be kidding me! What part of the five seeing habits didn't this driver use? Looks like all five to me!
    And for a caption- Would you help me pry the seat cushion outa my ass...........
     
  16. Camping Nana

    Camping Nana Member


    I would think the chances would be MUCH less than that! Have you ever REALLY watched a freight train and counted how many UPS trailers are on there! It is amazing!
     
  17. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    A couple of years ago when coming to a RR crossing, there was a maybe a two foot snow drift covering the track; I decided to "blast" right through that and get to the other side as I saw the track was clear. As soon as I hit that thing I high-ended the back axle of my PC and found myself going nowhere in the middle of the RR tracks because under that snow hump was a compacted ice hump.

    You guys just don't know the feeling that you're in a bad situation if the arms start coming down. By the grace of GOD a Dodge Heavy Duty Ram appears out of nowhere and straps on a tow line and yanks me out of harms way.

    I couldn't thank the driver enough because he and I both knew this was a active RR crossing with Freight and Amtrack trains every 4-6 hours. I still think about that during Winter and it freaks me out.
     
  18. cast

    cast New Member

    We were told driver ran stop sign(just sign no crossing arms), and was on blue tooth talking. I saw alot of pictures of the wreck driver and helper are lucky to be alive!
     
  19. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    wait and see if cell phone use while driving is not gong to be a top priority next year.

    d
     
  20. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid