Another Reason To Move Over

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Heavy C's Comment
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This is such a terrible story. I feel terrible for that family and the family of the trucker. Just remember to always move over.Horrible accident

It was later ruled a suicide. You just never know.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Hopefully he was in the second lane or the passing Lane. I can't believe the baby lived that's just incredible. It does drive me insane when people don't let us over and I know they see the vehicles on the side of the road. More than once I've had to slow way down because cars wouldn't let me in the passing Lane

Brian's Comment
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Yeah crazy that the baby lived. But another thought I had was the driver and how it's going to affect him. Would you be able to just jump right back into drivers seat after crushing someone like that? Some maybe others who knows. Could be something the driver never fully recovers from.

Heavy C's Comment
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Yeah crazy that the baby lived. But another thought I had was the driver and how it's going to affect him. Would you be able to just jump right back into drivers seat after crushing someone like that? Some maybe others who knows. Could be something the driver never fully recovers from.

Honestly I've thought about this. I really don't think I could. Not that it would matter but that's especially true if it killed a baby. I would have a hard time doing anything even if I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt it wasn't my fault. There was a story a while back about a trucker who ran over a toddler in rest stop fueling area and killed him. Totally not his fault he couldn't see him, but to live with that would be brutal.

Brian's Comment
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Yeah I agree especially when I have a 2 try old daughter I mean you never know how you are going too truly feel or react to something till it happens. But I have no doubt I'd be absolutely devastated and probably blame myself 100 percent even when like you said wasng the drivers fault.

There was actually an incident probably back in 2003 I believe. Girl that went to high school with I never personally knew only her sister. Anyways allegedly she was being assaulted by her step father repeatedly, and no one believed her. So one night at about 2 in the morning she was sitting next to an overpass on I 80. There was a hill next to it so you could walk right up to the highway. She waited till a poor soul was coming and jumped in front of him. Sends chills down my spine everytime. That driver was cruising along probably lost in his thoughts or just trying to keep himself alert. And out of nowhere that happens. Horrific

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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We had a driver at our company a few years back I am told that hit a guy from behind on an interstate at night. The guy had no lights on was parked in the Travel Lane and was passed out from a heroin overdose. I guess he took over a month off before he drove again. He was totally cleared by the police but it really messed him up. I'm told he only drove a couple more weeks and then left he just couldn't do it anymore.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yeah crazy that the baby lived. But another thought I had was the driver and how it's going to affect him. Would you be able to just jump right back into drivers seat after crushing someone like that? Some maybe others who knows. Could be something the driver never fully recovers from.

That was my first thought.

Suicide is selfish. It ignores the loved ones left behind, and the innocent people that are caught up in the aftermath.

Brian's Comment
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Here's a video from 2015. Both the truck driver and bonehead lady were okay.

https://youtu.be/axY8vJ-6QNM

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