Truck Collides with Brick Mailbox, Ki...

Truck Collides with Brick Mailbox, Killing One

There are 95 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Feb 10, 2008, titled Truck Collides with Brick Mailbox, Killing One. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

" One man is dead and another is seriously injured after a truck collided with a brick mailbox and rolled over in Gaston Saturday afternoon.

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Columbia, SC

#85 Feb 14, 2008
Dr Pepper wrote:
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You are an idiot. All mailboxes are subject to federal regulations, which supercede state laws. The height, distance from street, and thea actual mailbox construction have to meet FEDERAL requirements, you stupid redneck fool.
I thought that too until I called the highway department. I was shocked to hear a brick mailbox is illegal in the state of SC. However if a car is parked off the ride-away and someone hits it, the owner of the car is not responsible in case of an accident. Go Figure!
bubbles friend

United States

#86 Feb 19, 2008
[QUOTE who="just wondering who you are? It has been really hard on us all. We are having the funeral in Walterboro where my uncle Jerry was from. We should have the obituary up soon to notify everyone of the information.[/QUOTE]Ja

i know who bubbles is and i could have not said it better.my family had known jerry for years.
we will remember him.jerry was a kind hearted person
melissa

Blanchard, OK

#87 Mar 16, 2008
I think that any one with a bricked mailbox is stupid and that if you want a bricked mailbox then put it away from the road, cause i know someone that died from a mailbox that was bricked, and it wasnt her fault.

“Lets take America Back!”

Since: Apr 07

America, U,S,A.

#88 Mar 16, 2008
melissa wrote:
I think that any one with a bricked mailbox is stupid and that if you want a bricked mailbox then put it away from the road, cause i know someone that died from a mailbox that was bricked, and it wasnt her fault.
I do not know anybody whose mailbox is on the road. Sorry about your friend but I am willing to bet that mailbox did not jump out in front of her, it was not the mailboxes fault.

Since: Mar 08

Georgia

#89 Mar 16, 2008
canteyhilllady wrote:
Hey, I meant bricked!!!!
Glad you clarified that, I was still laughing when I read your follow up!
I've had a few good typos myself, especially from going back to insert a word only to have letters chopped off elsewhere!!
Larry Friend

United States

#90 Apr 15, 2008
http://www.mailboxsupport.com/brick.wmv
http://www.mailboxsupport.com/4onPlank.WMV
http://www.mailboxsupport.com/WoodKills-both....
http://www.mailboxsupport.com/rollover.wmv

It doesn't take but a moment of mistake or inattentive driving, kids distracting, sun or bright headlights, vehicle breakdown, wind and ice, or many other possibilities to know the hazards. Brick is considered great by many until it is their own that die or get injured from one.

The common mailbox is the closest roadside device in proximity to the errant vehicle. It also, out of neccessity, is placed at the height of the weakest point of the vehicle - the windshield.
ladymatlock

Warrenton, MO

#91 Oct 7, 2008
My brick mailbox was just hit a week ago, by a Teenager changing their radio station!! And their insurance is paying for it to be rebuilt, so I don't know about this so called county ordinance, but I am getting what was mine back and fully paid for!!

“I'm just sayin' ......”

Since: Nov 07

Elgin, SC

#92 Oct 7, 2008
ladymatlock wrote:
My brick mailbox was just hit a week ago, by a Teenager changing their radio station!! And their insurance is paying for it to be rebuilt, so I don't know about this so called county ordinance, but I am getting what was mine back and fully paid for!!
As you should.
Scott

United States

#93 Dec 2, 2008
If you think about it, the person who died was disrespectful of themselves. I don't think it's really rude to talk about the dead, especially if they died in a stupid way. After all, I don't think the person who died was exactly respectful of the rights of the owner of the mailbox.

I grew up in a rural areas where we had no ordinance about mailboxes. After losing 4 in one year, my dad and I reinforced a 6x6 pressure treated post by boring out a 2" hole the length of the post, and backfilling it with rebar and concrete. The next SOB who hit our mailbox left a bumper, grille and headlight in our yard. Served them right.
JacobMDmom wrote:
This event shouldn't be about someone's stupid mailbox! A person lost their life because of careless judgment. You people should be ashamed of yourselves for being so disrespectful of the dead. If anything people should learn to be more careful when driving and always wear their seatbelt no matter what.
Joy

Gallatin, TN

#94 Jan 22, 2010
They are nothing but death traps. You might as well have land mines lining the highways. No one should have to die just because people think that they need a mailbox that matches their house standing not on their property but in the right of way. There need to be lots of law suits and attention brought against the people who have these rediculous and completely unnecessary menaces.
Rich Lawyer

Kings Mountain, NC

#95 Sep 9, 2010
Keep on putting up your brick/Stone mailboxes in the states right of way and I keep getting more stuff for my beach home and boats, along with beamers and real estate. Yep...U lose when you put a safty hazard in a NC state right of way. Report brick mailboxes to to your DOT and follow up your complaint. NC sends a letter to the homeowner and he has 30 days to remove the mailbox. Failure to to so results in the state DOT removing it and sending the homeowner a bill.(A BIG BILL!!) Its also a criminal offence and the homeowner can be arrested too. We still have alot of illegal mailboxes here in the state, but there is no mailbox police, and you as a concerned driver should report violations in your area. Whereever you live, you have the right to keep youself and your family safe. Take your concerns before your county comissioners and stop saying "somebody needs to do something about that"...YOU ARE THE SOMEBODY that may save someones life. Wild animals, deer, etc... a vehicle in your lane? Head on collision or hit the brick box? It happens too fast for the brain to react. For all you idiots that think you have the right to put up these hazards, I'll be waiting to take everything you have when someone hits it.
Youxia

United States

#96 Sep 10, 2010
fail1134 wrote:
<quoted text>I poop on county ordinances. My mailbox is surrounded by barbed wire and rigged with C4.
Zoooooom screeeeeeeeeeech KA-BOOM!!!!!!!! lol
Theresa

Kuna, ID

#97 Oct 2, 2013
Joy wrote:
They are nothing but death traps. You might as well have land mines lining the highways. No one should have to die just because people think that they need a mailbox that matches their house standing not on their property but in the right of way. There need to be lots of law suits and attention brought against the people who have these rediculous and completely unnecessary menaces.
These idiots who think it is okay to have a non break-away brick mailbox would not be laughing and making light of it if it had been their love one killed by one of these damn deathtraps!!!!!!!!!! People do make mistakes, but should not have to pay with their damn lives because some idiot puts up a brick mailbox!!!!
Chancho

Greensboro, NC

#98 Apr 23, 2014
There are trees on the sides of roads too. Should we remove every tree? This is nanny state nonsense.
rick

Lillington, NC

#99 Jan 22, 2016
Chancho wrote:
There are trees on the sides of roads too. Should we remove every tree? This is nanny state nonsense.
A road or highway is on an easement that includes property beyond the asphalt. This is often referred to as the shoulder. You cannot plant trees in the state easement nor should one be allowed to build a brick pillar, mailbox, statue of oneself, etc. It is absurd to argue that an individual should be allowed to erect concrete or brick pillars in the shoulder of the road. When a motorist runs onto the shoulder of the road they need to be able to have an opportunity to correct. Placing boulders, concrete or metal piers, etc. is an irresponsible threat to motorist safety.

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