In An Accident Today

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Ricky A.'s Comment
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I had just come into michigan on I-69. At mile marker 5 i am in the slow lane which is not that bad, you can see good wet lines from all the traffic. I had good traction. A little mazda decides to pass me and the fast lane dont look so good. All slushy and such. So i back out a little bit so they can safely move around me. As i am watching them in the mirror, i see the frontend break loose and start coming for my truck. I grabed the wheel a little tighter cause i thought they were going under the trailer. I did not break my lane because i did not want to get out of what i knew was good traction. I felt the impact, truck stayed true and they spun around, bounced off my tandoms did some 360s and landed in the ditch behind me to my right. I continue to slow down and ease off the road and come to a stop. A couple of people pulled over and were with the car. So i call the police. Told them what happend. Also state that people were with the other car and if they needed medical, they could call. I wasnt walking a 1/4 mile back and risking myself to another car that may spin out. I get back in my truck and i am watching all these people that pulled over, there all pushing this persons car out of the ditch. Once out they drove right on by me and hauled ass. I called 911 again to let them know and told them to have the officer meet me at the rest area 1.5 miles away. He did, i showed him pic and he checked me out. Wrote a report and let me go. When i got out and looked, they actually hit the farring covering the left tank. Scratched and cracked it. See if you can reconize the state of the license plate. I can make out most of the #s but dont know what state. I am sure my company will figure it out but i am just curious. little red mazda about to crash in to tractor trailer on the highway


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Virginia maybe, or maybe Ohio. If it is blue white and red it might be Idaho. If blue white and yellow, it is probably Virginia.

Hrynn's Comment
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Virginia maybe, or maybe Ohio. If it is blue white and red it might be Idaho. If blue white and yellow, it is probably Virginia.

I don't think Ohio. Most of the Ohio ones I see around are opposite, red on top blue on bottom. One in the pic looks blue top and either red/orange bottom stripe

David's Comment
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Hard to really tell.

I will say, make sure you check with your safety department to ensure your not at fault and this isn't going on your DAC. If they lost traction and hit you, and ran, they obviously had no insurance or are wanted for something and didn't want police involved.

Either way, make sure to cover yourself.


Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Kinda looks like Pennsylvania

Sun King's Comment
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The closest design to a dark bottom, blue top and white box bottom is Georgia:

picture of Georgia license plate Cobb county

Brian M.'s Comment
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Georgia pdy6174 sorry for your accident hope it turns out ok

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Larry and Bryan. I think you both nailed it. Thank you


Sun King's Comment
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You are welcome Ricky :). First thoughts when I figured that out: Georgia Plates + Michigan icy roads = Nothing good. Its an accident waiting to... Its an accident.

PanamaExpat's Comment
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Tough break man... Keep us informed.

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