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Daniel C.'s Comment
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It all turned out good for me. my company did not require a drug test. I am now on my way to texas to recover a truck that another driver abandoned. i am headed to the loves travel plaza 9600 longstreet rd willis tx. should be there about 7pm tonight if anyone wants to join me for supper. they do have to send my truck to the body shop, should have it back within a couple weeks.

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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You are very right about that. hopefully you work for a big company were that OOS and THE CRASH will not have a great impact on their DOT score. you will end up with 2 crashes: one considered injury and the other one will be tow. Even though there was no injury, so long as there was a crash it would ho under injury

Crashes: Type Fatal Injury Tow Total Crashes 0 1 1 2

What was he issued the citation for - Failure To Yield Right Of Way?

I'm assuming he turned left in front of you from 30 onto Red Dog Road - and you T-Boned him?

Probably not a whole lot you could have done to avoid, if this was the case. Do you have a dash cam (driver or company installed)?

Because the cop required you to be towed (even though the accident didn't make the truck "disabled", aside from being legally OOS because of the lighting), this is a DOT reportable accident.

From the sounds of it, and the look of the intersection - the other driver could only see about 50 yards down the road (blind curve), if he flew into the turn without stopping to check traffic, both of you had about 3 seconds when you came around the curve and that intersection became visible to you to the point where you were into it.

Rick

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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