UPS Driver killed in Colorado Springs

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Djalu-Roo, May 22, 2020.

  1. Djalu-Roo

    Djalu-Roo New Member

    We lost a great friend and fellow driver last night in Colorado Springs. Don Buckner was a friend to everyone, a 35 yr Circle of Honor driver, always smiling and willing to lend a hand. A great guy. We are all shocked and saddened about last night's tragic loss.

    We do not know why he wasn't wearing his seatbelt. Please make sure you buckle-up today in honor of Don. Stay safe, everyone.

    UPS driver dies in Highway 94 crash
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  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    RIP Don.

    71? Wow!
  3. Richard Harrow

    Richard Harrow Deplorable.

    I'd be willing to bet that the seat belt failed somehow.

    You dont get to 35 years safe driving at this company like this man did by ignoring its #1 safety rule.

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  4. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Very sad!
    Prayers for his family!
  5. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    “ wasn’t wearing a seatbelt “ AKA seatbelt failed due to lack of maintenance by company
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  6. Maple Grove MN Driver

    Maple Grove MN Driver Cocaine Mang!

    Obviously a failure of the seatbelt.
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  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    R.I.P. driver
  8. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

  9. Knothead

    Knothead Yep.

    "Troopers said the crash happened just before 9 p.m. on Highway 94 about three miles east of Ellicott."

    9pm. This is fine. Wtf?
  10. PizzaToUps

    PizzaToUps Member

    He was probably burnt out and exhausted. Hell, we all are. Dude was 71.
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  11. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    71!?!... get off the road pappy and retire
  12. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    A brother is dead. Have a little more respect please.
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  13. MECH-lift

    MECH-lift Union Brother

    my apologies union brother
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  14. OrioN

    OrioN double tap o da horn dooshbag

    R I P

    yas, FXG also have drivers his age still delivering

    Hopefully, they can prove that it was a seatbelt buckle failure. Telematics?

    Front tire blowout to make it roll over? Or was that another incident?
  15. AwashBwashCwash

    AwashBwashCwash Active Member

    I used to park trucks on night sort and my first week I never used the seatbelt because it helped me save some time.
    Got called into the office and was informed they have sensors that tell them when the trucks move without a seatbelt engaged and that they knew it was me and to stop.
    If they can tell that just for a guy parking on night sort there's no way this guy was cruising down the highway with no seatbelt on.
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  16. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    RIP Don, this is horrible news.

    There was a rollover a few days back in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Our driver walked away from it.

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  18. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    I didn't realize this was a package guy not feeder. 71 years old ---WOW. I won't say it. RIP Mr. UPS man.
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  19. olroadbeech

    olroadbeech Happy Verified UPSer

    sad.must have loved his job to still be working at 71.
  20. PASinterference

    PASinterference Yes, I know I'm working late.

    There will be a massive cover up. Sad it happened but the family will never know the truth. 35 yr drivers wear the seatbelt always. I'm willing to bet it was cheap recap tires. Gotta save that $50.
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