UPS Truck Hits House after Driver falls out. Rumor or fact?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by MrFedEx, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    A friend of mine in Washington said the local news reported that a UPS truck recently "ran away" and hit a house after the unbelted driver fell-out his door while reaching across the cab. Is this for real or an urban legend? It sounds like something that one of our Ground drivers would do, probably trying to retrieve his crack pipe after it fell on the floor. Fortunately, the driver wasn't killed.

    If true, I'm guessing UPS isn't happy about this.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

  3. klein

    klein Für Meno :)

    Falling off the truck before going offroad ? Wow !!!
    He might as well join me in the unemployment line !
     
  4. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

  5. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    If it indeed was a medical emergency he will still have his job. If he did not have his seat belt on and fell out of the pkg car for whatever reason he is gone.
     
  6. jimstud

    jimstud Banned

    not true , even if it was not a medical emergency he will still get his job back. unlike some people the rest of us do make mistakes. as long as he does not have a history of not wearing his seat belt he will be back.
     
  7. BLACKBOX

    BLACKBOX Life is a Highway...

    Very unusual accident. Resi streets looks open and flat. If the truck "ran away" and driver fell out his door (probably reaching for the keys?) I'm hoping he didn't leave his truck running.
     
  8. Matthew

    Matthew New Member

    I thought roll away accidents were instant grounds for getting fired. hmmm
     
  9. Matthew

    Matthew New Member

    but thats crazy and hope the driver is ok, any idea on how long he has been driving?
     
  10. SWORDFISH

    SWORDFISH New Member

    Negative. Rarely are people losing their jobs for this to my knowledge.
     
  11. SWORDFISH

    SWORDFISH New Member

    I hate it when people talk about Washington DC and dont say DC. There is a state called Washinton over in the left corner.
     
  12. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The driver is probably going to get fired.

    It happened out of the Swan Island building in Portland. He had packages in the cab, the BH door open, a list of NDA stops taped to the windshield, and he wasn't wearing his seatbelt.

    I'm not quite sure how it all happened, but the fact is that he was violating not one but several basic safety procedures when he lost control of the vehicle.
     
  13. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    If he was a bonus driver, there's always hope!
     
  14. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    We had a driver fall out last year, he almost died. He allegedly was following too close, hit brakes and swerved into the next lane where he hit a different vehicle. He fell out of the cab and the package car went off the road into a yard and came to a stop after getting stuck in some mud. Our driver claimed he was wearing a seatbelt, but the district safety dept came out and tested it and there were no problems with it. The driver had severe internal injuries and was in ICU a long time. He has not come back.
     
  15. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Back in the 70's, before seatbelts were installed , I had a couple of close calls in my P400. Sure gets your attention. Hanging on to the steering wheel while leaning half way out the door gives you a real thrill ride.:happy2:
     
  16. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Where does it say it was in DC?
     
  17. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    One word - TELEMATICS.

    "a list of NDA stops taped to the windshield,"
    If your center is on PAS, Your NDA stops are listed in your EDD. Just press the "Commitment" key.
     
  18. NHDRVR

    NHDRVR New Member

    We have had numerous roll aways and I know one driver specifically who fell out of his pkg. car, driver side obviously, after he started it up and began to roll. To say he soiled himself in an understatement. He is still employed...
     
  19. Dagoof

    Dagoof Member

    It says Dupont Washington that is the state not D.C.
     
  20. SWORDFISH

    SWORDFISH New Member

    My bad. I blame google maps. It showed me the east coast area. Im from washington and have not heard of the incident or area or the incident.