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Old 04-16-2016, 10:35 AM   #11
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Yeah, I did something like that on a construction site. I was driving a belly dump semi and dropping a load of AB where the grade boss wanted it. Got to close to the surveyors truck parked on my off side and peeled it from the driver mirror forward. Closed the gates on the trailer and hooking gears out of there. They flagged me down on my next round. Had three bosses and safety all over me plus a trip to the clinic for a pee test.
After the next mornings tailgate briefing all the pickup trucks were to be parked 20 feet of the grade or in a flagged designated area.
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Old 04-16-2016, 10:41 AM   #12
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Looks to me like the Dodge turned left into the semi. As has been stated, he could have waited a few seconds or backed up an turned sharper to the right and avoided the whole mess. Not the semi's fault.
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Old 04-16-2016, 01:32 PM   #13
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Looks to me like the Dodge turned left into the semi. As has been stated, he could have waited a few seconds or backed up an turned sharper to the right and avoided the whole mess. Not the semi's fault.
I would agree if not for the fact that the tanker breached the double yellow line and the pickup was standing still in his properly designated lane. The pickup was in his designated lane and stopped advancing when he realized the problem. The Semi caused the incident by driving beyond the double yellow line and advancing before he verified that he had the clearance to do so. That is why they have those big mirrors. If there was any question, it was his responsibility as operator of the vehicle to insure that he could make it before advancing. The semi was clearly the aggressor in this case.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:39 PM   #14
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I would agree if not for the fact that the tanker breached the double yellow line and the pickup was standing still in his properly designated lane. The pickup was in his designated lane and stopped advancing when he realized the problem. The Semi caused the incident by driving beyond the double yellow line and advancing before he verified that he had the clearance to do so. That is why they have those big mirrors. If there was any question, it was his responsibility as operator of the vehicle to insure that he could make it before advancing. The semi was clearly the aggressor in this case.
Except the Chevy made it around the corner while the semi was sitting there but the Dodge couldn't? Dodge driver's fault, he can't drive. The semi was sitting there long before the Dodge made the turn. Dodge driver must have gotten his license at Harbor Freight. Sorry, didn't mean to insult Harbor Freight.
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Old 04-16-2016, 02:46 PM   #15
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Except the Chevy made it around the corner while the semi was sitting there but the Dodge couldn't? Dodge driver's fault, he can't drive. The semi was sitting there long before the Dodge made the turn. Dodge driver must have gotten his license at Harbor Freight. Sorry, didn't mean to insult Harbor Freight.
Agreed.
It is clear to any of the oncoming traffic (including the Dodge) of the tanker's intent and the Dodge driver should not of put his vehicle in harms way.
If I stop on the high speed railroad tracks, I kinda know what the outcome will be. Should I expect the train to stop before hitting me?
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:09 PM   #16
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Looks to me like the pickup came around the corner, could not get by on the road due to the tanker trailer in the way.
Pickup driver could have waited 30 seconds and avoided the whole mess. It's all on him.


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If the Ram driver stopped on what appears to a 4-lane and was rear ended, he could have been sited for obstructing traffic. It would just be his luck that the driver behind him wasn't paying attention. The tanker driver, knowing the road conditions at that intersection, should have been making sure the Ram was able to get past him before starting forward. I would site the tanker driver for improper lane usage, leaving the scene of a property damage accident, and driving on a roadway prohibiting through traffic or truck traffic.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:24 PM   #17
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Except the Chevy made it around the corner while the semi was sitting there but the Dodge couldn't? Dodge driver's fault, he can't drive. The semi was sitting there long before the Dodge made the turn. Dodge driver must have gotten his license at Harbor Freight. Sorry, didn't mean to insult Harbor Freight.
The comparison here is a much shorter wheelbase SUV that barely made it past the truck and a big mama Dodge quad cab. There is no way these two vehicles have the same turning radius. The basic facts here are that the semi was on a roadway prohibited to his truck. This accident is one of the reasons for the posting. He chose to violate that law, then had to cross the double yellow lines at the intersection to make his wide turn. The semi driver, knowing the hazard he was causing, should have made sure the Ram was clear of him.

The Ram drive would have had to back up to get a better angle, but never got the chance. If I were the Ram driver and gotten a citation, I would have been in court and beat it hands down.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:38 PM   #18
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See? It's always the truckers fault... Exactly why I can't wait to quit driving for a living...
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:40 PM   #19
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That Dodge PU driver would show the Same Courtesy to Us RV drivers that Must use part of the OTHER lane to make Some Turns,if you have Never used part of the Other lane to make a Turn "You have a Seasonal and never Towed your RV"! Youroo!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:44 PM   #20
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The driver of the Dodge should know his truck's turning radius and drive accordingly. It is apparent he certainly doesn't know how to drive. Could he not see his front end was under the tanker? Must have a depth perception problem as well as being a bad driver.
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