Truck Crash Colorado - With Videos

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Mik D.'s Comment
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There was a horrific crash when a truck at high speed went out of control and piled into a bunch of stopped cars. Here is one video of the truck going by and the crash site itself from up close:

Here's a video showing the truck coming down the mountain long before the crash:

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Tractor Man's Comment
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Tractor Man's Comment
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It appears that the driver is the typical 85 mph tailgating supertrucker. Those guys scare the s#1* out of me. Unfortunately, there are way too many of them on the road!

Prayers to the injured and deceased and their families

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Mik D.'s Comment
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Colorado truck crash

I screwed up the link again dam it🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐

Rob D.'s Comment
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In this video, at about the 8:30 mark, you can see the truck fly past stopped traffic on the right shoulder.Colorado Crash Citizen Dash Cash Video

Tractor Man's Comment
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I screwed up the link again dam it🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐🧐

You may be trying to complicate it. Very easy. Copy the link, click the link button above your reply (it is up there with the smiley,bold,quote, etc buttons. Paste the link in the link box and name it in the other box. Hit submit. Done

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Jeremy's Comment
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Scary s$&t

Keith A.'s Comment
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As far as has been able to tell he lost his brakes coming down off the Rockies. Part of the reason it was so bad was there was stopped traffic from an accident earlier in the day. Otherwise he might have been able to make it to more level ground and get stopped. Not saying as defense but it's hard to say if he was a super trucker or he just really screwed the pooch coming down the hill.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I embedded the video in the opening comment.

I cannot fathom what that driver could possibly have been doing. If he was looking down at his cell phone or something he was doing it for a very long time. There also wasn't any indication that he was on the brakes when he went by. Maybe he fell asleep? Who knows. Eventually I'm sure the story will be told.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Article on cnn.com says that the driver said his brakes failed (as someone mentioned above). The thing that interests me from the article is this:

When asked whether there were any mechanical issues with the truck, [Lakewood Police agent] Countryman said it is something his department is looking into, but he believes even if there were a mechanical issue, vehicular manslaughter charges would still stick.

Why would that be? Maybe he was coming down the hill too fast or something?

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