Tie,tieguy said:I don't think UPS management wrote the story for this news source. Most tractors have a blind spot in the front right area next to the passenger side wheel. However if it happened at night the driver should have seen the lights from the other vehicle.
Wk I think there is an assumption being made here that I am passing judgement simply because I am a management person. I did state that there is a blind spot on the tractor in the area discussed by some here and I also said that you should be able to see the headlights on a car in your blind spot at night. So an objective analysis of my answer would be that I gave one point in the drivers favor and one against. I have investigated way too many sideswipe type accidents to try to pass judgement on this based on what is posted in a news article. The sideswipe type accident is one of the most difficult to investigate. There are way too many variables one has to consider and its definitely not one we can pass judgement on without a thorough analysis of all the facts. I have seen many such accidents where the police would not pass judgement because they did not have enough facts to make a determination. To answer some of the points discussed here.wkmac said:Tie,
From the photos with the story it looks like it was daylight but it could also be great lighting too. Checkout the photos and see what you think. The shawdows and light spectrum look more yellowish whereas most rescue lighting uses Metal Halide which is in the white/blueish spectrum instead of the yellowish high pressure sodium. Just a thought.