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Mike H.'s Comment
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Ok, its a video not a picture so false advertising, you got me.

I am really interested in peoples thought process when this kind of thing happens. NTSB also refers to this as the "accident chain." In other words, there are a series of events that take place that lead up to the accident.

This, is not an accident. This is a series of bad decisions. It looks like all he had to do was straight back on the street a little more then turn in the intersection. Maybe he was in a hurry, maybe he was late. Maybe he was so frustrated he just kept pushing the truck in a tight turn that he had to of known he was damaging the vehicle. When he gets out of the vehicle, you can tell he's figured out what hes done and is like "Oh my God, what did I just do?"

Driver Fails at Low Bridge U-Turn - USA Truck

This driver came to a low bridge and made a whole series of horrible decisions

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Ouch. yep, a series of bad decisions beginning with trip planning.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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This is especially for the guys - when you were growing up, did your dad or older brothers ever grab your arms, start making you hit yourself in the head, and keep saying to you, "Why are you hitting yourself??? Stop hitting yourself!!! Why are you doing that to yourself???"

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That's all I can think of when I see this video. Why does he keep doing stupid things to himself???? Stop hitting yourself!!!!

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

John T.'s Comment
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There aint a single wrench, ratchet, hammer, torch or prybar that can fix that level of stupid.

Old School's Comment
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Oh man, that is excruciatingly painful watching that poor guy. That is a rookie in panic mode and it hurts to see him struggling like that when he could have gotten himself out of that situation easily if he had just kept a level head.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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This is especially for the guys - when you were growing up, did your dad or older brothers ever grab your arms, start making you hit yourself in the head, and keep saying to you, "Why are you hitting yourself??? Stop hitting yourself!!! Why are you doing that to yourself???"

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That's all I can think of when I see this video. Why does he keep doing stupid things to himself???? Stop hitting yourself!!!!

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This past year I have come real close to panic mode a couple of times but managed to calm myself and rethink the situation allowing me to recover without damage (well, to the truck). This dude really shows what not to do.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mike L.R.'s Comment
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OK so I am not even in trucking school yet but i can tell that this guy does not know what the definition of insanity is. Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome. Common sense was definitely not what the carrying on that load.

Mike H.'s Comment
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I agree, he was in full on panic mode and I kept thinking " stop!! Get out!! Asses the situation! " tearing off the bumper cover would have been a hell of an indicator that something's wrong.

John B.'s Comment
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I can only imagine what was going through his head…

"I'm so gonna lose my job…" "I'm so gonna lose my CDL…" "I'm screwed…"

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  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
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James R.'s Comment
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I have sort of a predetermined mindset of how to deal with this kind of stuff. Pretty much amounts to sit there for a full minute considering my options, get out and consider them some more, then implement the safest one. I feel like the worst case scenario of sitting there doing nothing for a few minutes is a police officer finds the disruption and ends up assisting in getting the matter resolved, no problems there.

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