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Ray R.'s Comment
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Big rig is seen dragging car along highway for a half mile after accident

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/04/20/big-rig-seen-dragging-car-along-highway-for-a-half-mile-after-ac/22048547/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Wow, even if you didn't look in the mirror, how could you not feel something wrong?

Ray R.'s Comment
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I don't even drive a truck yet, but very confident that I would either see or at least feel the extra weight. I would think a drug test is in order.

Wow, even if you didn't look in the mirror, how could you not feel something wrong?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I dont know about that guys. Those produce haulers are always way over gross. Whats 2,000lb when youre already at least 80000lb?

Not only that but hes in low gear pulling a hill with high rpm. Doesnt matter whats stuck on his trailer you ask that old school truck to pull at low gear with high rpm and thats exactly what it will do. You add 3,000lb to his trailer while its doing it and it wont care - this isn't a freightliner with 10 gears and a DD13 engine.

He was also at a slight angle to the right so the car could have been in his blindspot. If you look closely the front driver side corner of trailer sticks out and that could have blocked his view.

Im on the truckers side. What the heck is a 4 wheeler even doing on the far two right slow lanes?

HOS:

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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I dont know about that guys. Those produce haulers are always way over gross. Whats 2,000lb when youre already at least 80000lb?

Not only that but hes in low gear pulling a hill with high rpm. Doesnt matter whats stuck on his trailer you ask that old school truck to pull at low gear with high rpm and thats exactly what it will do. You add 3,000lb to his trailer while its doing it and it wont care - this isn't a freightliner with 10 gears and a DD13 engine.

He was also at a slight angle to the right so the car could have been in his blindspot. If you look closely the front driver side corner of trailer sticks out and that could have blocked his view.

Im on the truckers side. What the heck is a 4 wheeler even doing on the far two right slow lanes?

Not that I don't agree that the 4 wheeler most likely did something egregiously stupid to get himself wedged under the trailer, but the video I watched yesterday said the guy had been jammed in there for 4 miles before the truck finally stopped. Even at regular freeway speeds, that's an awful long time to not see what's happening in your mirror, much less chugging along at 20 mph up a grade like Cajon. (Incidentally, my brain always wants to transpose that to El Kabong. Curse you, Cartoon Network!) That's​ a good 15+ minutes of not looking in his left mirror. That driver should've noticed something LONG before he was brought to a halt.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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I dont know about that guys. Those produce haulers are always way over gross. Whats 2,000lb when youre already at least 80000lb?

Not only that but hes in low gear pulling a hill with high rpm. Doesnt matter whats stuck on his trailer you ask that old school truck to pull at low gear with high rpm and thats exactly what it will do. You add 3,000lb to his trailer while its doing it and it wont care - this isn't a freightliner with 10 gears and a DD13 engine.

He was also at a slight angle to the right so the car could have been in his blindspot. If you look closely the front driver side corner of trailer sticks out and that could have blocked his view.

Im on the truckers side. What the heck is a 4 wheeler even doing on the far two right slow lanes?

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Not that I don't agree that the 4 wheeler most likely did something egregiously stupid to get himself wedged under the trailer, but the video I watched yesterday said the guy had been jammed in there for 4 miles before the truck finally stopped. Even at regular freeway speeds, that's an awful long time to not see what's happening in your mirror, much less chugging along at 20 mph up a grade like Cajon. (Incidentally, my brain always wants to transpose that to El Kabong. Curse you, Cartoon Network!) That's​ a good 15+ minutes of not looking in his left mirror. That driver should've noticed something LONG before he was brought to a halt.

False. Many articles and news stories (at least the ones I have read) stated that the car was dragged for less than a mile. Most said .5 miles. If 3 miles then yeah I have no one to defend haha.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
ChosenOne's Comment
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According to the news this morning it is looking like the trucker may have known about it. Apparently the right lane was ending and the truck driver was flying down the right lane, and then onto the shoulder as the lane was ending and moved into the right lane hitting the car. Right after the accident 2 witnesses said the trucker flipped the bird out the window. The car was lodged under the truck for close to 4 miles, the rear tire on the trailer axle was not turning due to the car being lodged between it and the trailer. Witnesses said cars were honking to get the drivers attention, pointing back and the driver just smiled really big and kept going. It wasn't until one of the witnesses pulled in front of the truck, another one at the side boxing him in that he stopped. A CHP spokesman said they are now investigating it as a possible crime, not an accident.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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The guy has probably been driving for 40 years, this is his payback for all the stupid **** these CA drivers have done to him over the years.

Go trucker!

ChosenOne's Comment
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It should be 1.4 miles, I hate when my keyboard forgets to type lol.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Local newspaper report: San Bernardino Sun

On the video the "camera car" lines up with the crash car and the trucker's left mirror. It's obvious the car would be a big piece of the driver's rear view. Then the driver doesn't seem to know why the 4-wheelers for him to the side of the road.

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