Mom Killed After Car Collides With Tractor Trailer In Chattanooga

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Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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That's not true at all. That's ridiculous in fact. Cars are far safer than they've ever been. They're designed to crumple up like that to absorb the energy of the impact instead of transferring it to the driver. And of course airbags have saved countless lives.

It looks to me like the DOT bumper failed on that trailer. Obviously the point of having that DOT bumper is to keep the car from going under the trailer like that.

Well, the way some cars are designed these days, I'd say the car just drove UNDER the DOT bumper.

The way cars used to be designed, with a FLAT nose, it would have just HIT the bumper.

Dave

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'd say the car just drove UNDER the DOT bumper

No, you can see in the picture that the horizontal bar is gone from the DOT bumper.

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.

Michelle C.'s Comment
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I'd say the car just drove UNDER the DOT bumper

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No, you can see in the picture that the horizontal bar is gone from the DOT bumper.

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.

Michelle C.'s Comment
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Hi I am the mother of the women who was killed on 09/28/2015. I thank you for your thoughts. My daughters name is Cassandra she is an great person full of life. She was on her way to start an new life. She is an very careful driver. I really don't understand what happened. She is very much loved and missed. Thank you again. Mrs . Michelle Collins.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Remember seeing this post....sad tragic loss of life............Sorry for your loss, Michelle, words cannot express enough to comfort anyone dealing with such a sad loss of a family member......We just keep them in our hearts and memories thru out our lives....Lost my 28 yr old son almost 3 years ago, so kinda know the pain you have............I just remind myself he is a better place, where ever that may be.

G-Town's Comment
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Hi I am the mother of the women who was killed on 09/28/2015. I thank you for your thoughts. My daughters name is Cassandra she is an great person full of life. She was on her way to start an new life. She is an very careful driver. I really don't understand what happened. She is very much loved and missed. Thank you again. Mrs . Michelle Collins.

My heart goes out to you Mrs. Collins. Very sorry for your loss.

C T.'s Comment
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My school is about 20 min from here, really close to home. I pay way more attention now that I've learned how to drive a big rig. It's a sad loss but a reminder of how important it is to stay focused at all times.

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