Driver is lucky to be alive.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by browntruckmechanic, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    As the story goes. Driver was on the way to area, was messing with DIAD board, drifted off the road way and struck a parked mobile home on the side of the highway.
    Telematics puts impact speed at 72 mph. Diad was found 268 yards away for the car.
    Driver unbuckled seat belt and walked away with a couple of scratches on the legs. Sorry for the multiple pics and the orientation. oops1.jpg oops2.jpg oops3.jpg oops2.jpg oops1.jpg oops1.jpg oops2.jpg oops3.jpg
  2. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    .... and that's how quickly it can happen.
    Leave that damn diad in the bucket until you stop.
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  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Wow. He walked away from that??
  4. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    I See a promotion coming his way.
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  5. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Mechanic dvir response.....ok 2 run
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  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    a little duct tape and touch up paint and its good to go.
  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Sad part is they used that truck the very next day.
  8. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

  9. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    The seat and mount appear to be in perfect condition. Very lucky driver.
  10. Pretty sure that's what our jagamahoney mechanic would say too.

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  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Parts on order-OK to drive.
  12. Where does he want to work now?
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  13. Packmule

    Packmule Well-Known Member

    Obviously, not aware that telematics was going to flag him for recording in travel the moment he turned that board on while still moving. Hate to say it, but this is why ALL of us get treated like criminals and children. There is always those few who just don't get it.
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  14. rod

    rod retired and happy

    That kind of looks like the condition my truck was in when I retired---and it hadn't even been in an accident.
  15. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    WTF was he doing 72 for?
  16. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member


    The drivers seat is the only frigging thing in tact, lucky bastarđ.

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  17. Brownslave688

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

    Simply not true. U have to scan something for it to be recording in travel.
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  18. Brownslave688

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

    Because that's where the governor is set at?
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  19. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    I wonder if UPS approves of these pictures, taken on company property, of a severely wrecked package car, being posted on the internet by an employee?
    I'm guessing probably not?
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  20. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Nope. Whenever I cover rural routes I find myself grabbing the diad after a long drive. Get talkin to the next day about recording in travel. All it takes is wheels in motion.

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