Woman on scooter killed by UPS truck

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Zowert, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    You him or the truck?
     
  2. Zowert

    Zowert Active Member

    I didn’t know the obese were categorized into a class. I thought they were just people like the rest of us.
     
  3. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    With all our training, even the best of drivers make errors. Several years ago, a driver turned left in front of a motorcyclist in my subdivision and killed the the driver. He was a neighbor of mine and we spoke often. My son was one of the first on the scene as he was heading into work. He held the guy's hand and talked to him while he died pinned under the truck. The article also starts out describing the accident as the mororcyclist died after hitting the truck. It is actually a pretty detailed article with a video attached.
    http://montgomerycountypolicereporter.com/motorcycle-driver-killed-after-hitting-ups-truck/
     
  4. sandwich

    sandwich The resident gearhead

    He was a 20 year vet with no accidents
     
  5. Days

    Days Active Member

    Getting into the motions you can start to forget about safety or the five seeing habits
     
  6. UrFellowUpser

    UrFellowUpser Active Member

    My first year driving I was stopped at a stop sign and the driver that was driving down the road made a left turn and drove right into the front of my truck.
     
  7. 1BROWNWRENCH

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Had one of those on the way in last Summer. Some homeless weirdo.
     
  8. Yolo

    Yolo Active Member



    Video of a truck hitting a bicyclist
     
  9. The Driver

    The Driver I drive.

    Jesus. Horrible.

    I'm always super vigilant around cyclists. I'm not in that big of a hurry, ever.
     
  10. PeakMode

    PeakMode Arrive Peak Leave

    Jesus. Praying for all families involved.
     
  11. wilberforce15

    wilberforce15 Active Member

    So a woman, who should have known she was essentially invisible to the driver after he passed, decided not to notice 60+ft of long, loud, bright red monstrous truck right in front of her.

    The driver could have seen her before, and looked for her all through and before the turn, and still not seen her at all after a certain point.

    Be careful around 80,000lbs that cannot possibly see you or account for the other 20 small objects in their field of view while navigating tight city spaces.

    It's sad and terrible. But they're taking out her distraction, her foolishness, her ignorance, on a guy who may have done everything reasonably.
     
  12. hegro

    hegro Member

    :censored2: is scary. Was out late the other night delivering my apartment complex. I am about to start moving and I faintly hear somebody. A disabled lady rolls up beside me in her wheelchair in the middle of the road. Couldnt see her at the rear of my truck.. Lady what are you doing there?! Best of all she starts asking me about a misdelivered Amazon package delivered by Amazon. :glare:
     
  13. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    If you're gonna ride a bike, in the city, and pretend you're a car, be prepared to die.
     
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  14. Days

    Days Active Member

    I think if you’re riding a bicycle around cars, you’re asking for a death wish

    There are a lot of good drivers but there’s also a lot of bad drivers. Only takes one bad driver for you to end up dead.
     
  15. Poop Head

    Poop Head rubber bands on the handle

    Yuppies ruin everything
     
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  16. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Yes they are a Class WL.
     
  17. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Nothing worse than being dead right!

    I am a biker and a bicyclist and I don't think I would have made the mistake the Doctor did.
    If you are one of those bozos that thinks "I have the right of way",
    take my advise and never get on a bike or cycle!
     
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  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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    When someone rides like that

    What could go wrong?
     
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  19. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Pretty freakin cool man!
     
  20. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Have had some real geniuses on the highway on motorcycle s scare the living crap out of me ...hard 2 see them coming at 100mph plus from behind