Woman on mobility scooter killed by UPS truck in Auburn

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    Woman on mobility scooter killed by UPS truck in Auburn - KOMONEWS

    A woman riding on a mobility scooter was killed when she collided with a UPS truck in Auburn Wednesday morning.

    The woman fell out of her chair at the initial impact and was run over by the truck, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

    The driver stayed at the scene and told investigators he didn't see her.
     
  2. rod

    rod retired and happy


    Ouch---that's not good. Must have been in his blind spot.
     
  3. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    She collided with him? Did she run into the UPS truck?
     
  4. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    My area seems to have its share of notable accidents. No details have been divulged to me yet.
     
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    We had a guy locally who would drive his mobility scooter right down the main street of town- day or night . No lights-no flag- no nothing. There was even a pool at one of the saloons on when he was going to get hit. He died of a heart attack so nobody won.
     
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Riding one of those things in the street is not a very good idea.
     
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    He was told that many times---even by the cops. The guy was a lawyer who kind of went bonkers when he suffered a stroke. He did this for almost a year.
     
  8. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    This incident will most likely put that nearly new 24 footer out of action for years and cost the company millions. Good thing we saved so much money last month by not ordering supplies.
     
  9. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Just saw the local news report and i wonder what this woman was doing in that particular part of the lot.
     
  10. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    What has that got to do with the incident?
    It was a parking lot at a FedEx Brokerage location.
     
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  11. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Was it an apartment parking lot?
     
  12. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Nope
    FedEx Trade Networks Transport & Brokerage, Inc.
    Google Maps
     
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    taking a shortcut?
     
  14. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Looks like an industrial park exit,but well within the lot.
     
  15. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Nowhere near a sidewalk or parked cars. Strange.
     
  16. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    A conspiracy by the competition? Maybe they can be implicated.
     
  17. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    ...in handicapped spaces
     
  18. eats packages

    eats packages Why won't the door close?

    It is hard to tell what happened in the preliminary report but from what I got It seems the driver was inching forward through the exit and the woman proceeded through simultaniously which led to a very small impact with the front right tire, and she fell out.

    Looks very unfortunate. Both appear to have done a slightly stupid thing, One did a "california roll" the other threw caution to the wind and kept going straight. But combine the two and this happens.
     
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  19. Coldworld

    Coldworld Bad mall cop...no donut!!!

    Going over to emerald downs to bet on the ponies????
     
  20. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    That's a few miles to away, but maybe it was tough to find parking.