Another Fatality

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Tyrone Slothrop, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. CFLBrown

    CFLBrown New Member

    From another link about the same accident.

    A dangerous patch of black ice may be to blame for a deadly accident on Dequindre in Madison Heights Friday morning.
  2. Hope it wasn't our guys fault, I'm sure he's having a hard enough time coping with it without the prospect of losing his job on top of it all.

    Any Madison Hts drivers out there with more details?
  3. retired2000

    retired2000 Active Member

    the article says it was the lady's fault. in our hub we have had drivers in accidents that people were killed and they did not get fired as it was not their fault.
  4. browniehound

    browniehound Well-Known Member

    At UPS its always your fault...
  5. sendagain

    sendagain Member

    When your vehicle is moving, they're gonna say it's your fault. About the only way it's not your fault, is when you are parked at the curb eating your lunch; it would also be helpful if you are out of the truck.
  6. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    "it would also be helpful if you are out of the truck."

    It would help even more if you were on vacation that day...
  7. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    It doesn't matter if our driver was at fault........the company will get their pound of flesh out of him.
  8. Mr. Brown

    Mr. Brown Brown till retirement!

    Even if it wasn't his fault they'll find something wrong he did like: not using horn, lights, or signals.
  9. downtown

    downtown New Member

    Yes, even if it wasn't his fault they will say he wasn't getting the big picture.
  10. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    No matter what they determine, Ill bet he isnt even thinking about it at the moment. He has that picture engrained in his brain, and he is probably very distraught and the job is the last thing on his mind. If they had the high winds in Detroit area, and I believe they did, like we had here, 50 mph with gusts up to 70, that little car had a big disadvantage on the road that day. I was driving a full size silverado that am and it took both hands to keep it on the highway, and there was no ice. I think they will determine road conditions and high winds were the cause.
  11. dannyboy

    dannyboy From the promised LAND

    Send again

    We had a driver a while back that was parked at the curb, out of the car making a delivery, when his car was hit. They charged him with the accident, saying he was not far enough off the road, even though his tires were over the white line on his side.

    I used to think the only accident not chargable was if a plane droped out of the sky from directly overhead. But not even sure about that anymore.

    We had three tier four accidents last week, and four in 10 days. It would seem that our little center will take center stage in the safety arena over the next few months at least.