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Cosmic Eye

Connersville, IN

#22 Nov 14, 2012
"a simple unfortunate accident"

Really? Left of center, semi (again), obvious out of towner or out of country in this case. To date trucks have killed more people than small pox! They are too big, go too fast and piloted by idiots. Bring back the rails and locally produced goods and food.
Finally

Brookville, IN

#23 Nov 14, 2012
It is considered an accident until the investigation is over.
GOI

Richmond, IN

#24 Nov 14, 2012
Finally wrote:
I think this wreck was quite a bit different than the one in 1993. That wreck was caused by wreckless behavior as opposed to this which is a simple unfortunate accident at this point. Makes me sick that the 1993 accident was pushed under the rug.
<quoted text>
What happened in 1983
sad

Grabill, IN

#25 Nov 14, 2012
what happened? the woman and child were struck by a semi? oh my. prayers to the family
Just saying

Richmond, IN

#26 Nov 15, 2012
pilot

Cicero, IL

#27 Nov 15, 2012
Cosmic Eye wrote:
"a simple unfortunate accident"
Really? Left of center, semi (again), obvious out of towner or out of country in this case. To date trucks have killed more people than small pox! They are too big, go too fast and piloted by idiots. Bring back the rails and locally produced goods and food.
I'd love for you to say that to this 'idiot's' face. You have no clue what we go through, and how many good things we do. Yes, it's a horrible situation, but that doesn't mean we're all bad, nor does that make us all idiots.
Cosmic Eye

Connersville, IN

#28 Nov 15, 2012
Yep! Back in the day drivers were the kings of the road. Not so much anymore. Too many, too big, too fast and no respect for the "fourwheelers". You are out there making a living on public roadways. Try to do so with a bit of concern for your fellow man. There are humans inside those "fourwheelers".
As far as to your face. There is no way I would put my name on hear just as you will not. Know that on a daily basis I make my opinion known clearly.Maybe someday it will come to pass.
LOLs

United States

#29 Nov 15, 2012
Prayers for this family. And as for the ppl mouthing off about semi drivers- its not always their fault. My dad was in a horrible semi accident where a man in a car died and guess what? It was bc the man came onto dads side of the interstate (dad was in the semi) and what do you know. The man was using a phone at the time. You ppl enjoy the crap you buy at the stores and eating the food there or at restaurants that semis delivered. If you have a problem with them then go without your crap.
Sad

Connersville, IN

#30 Nov 15, 2012
There is no need to be on here bad mouthing anyone. This is the time where people need to show some respect for this young lady, her son, her husband and her family and friends. This was a unfortunate accident. This poor child has no mother here anymore, this man has no wife, this family has no daughter, neice, aunt, sister, cousin, granddaughter and these friends lost a friend. Let them have their time without having to see all of this bad stuff about whose fault and this and that. I worked with Brittany only for a short while, she was the most pleasant, upbeat, happy, caring and loving person that I have ever had the opportunity to work with. She touched my heart just by being her. So with all of that said, Brittany may you rest in peace you sweet soul and bring comfort to your loved ones from above.
ems

Chicago, IL

#31 Nov 16, 2012
Brittany you will be missed and loved aiways!By all.

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

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#32 Nov 16, 2012
So sad for her passing and glad the baby is in good hands. Bless this family
Just the facts maam

Connersville, IN

#33 Nov 16, 2012
Based on their numbers on the road and on the amount they travel, large trucks (tractor-trailers, single-unit trucks, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds) account for a higher fatal crash rate per mile traveled than passenger vehicles, although a higher percentage of large truck travel occurs on interstates, the safest roads.

Most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants rather than occupants of large trucks. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, and are taller with far greater ground clearance.

Truck braking capability can be a factor in truck crashes. Loaded tractor-trailers take 20-40 percent farther than cars to stop, and the discrepancy is greater when trailers are empty, on wet and slippery roads, or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck driver fatigue also is a known crash risk. Drivers of large trucks are allowed by federal hours-of-service regulations to drive up to 11 hours at a stretch and up to 77 hours over a 7-day period. Surveys indicate that many drivers violate the regulations and work far longer than permitted.

Sobering DOT statistics for 2010 US accidents involving Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicles reveal fatalities are rising even though non-truck related car fatalities have fallen drastically over the past couple of years. In 2010 over 500,000 Large Truck and Commercial Vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5000 people dying in these crashes. This was compared to just 3200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009.

As the economy picks up steam, predictions include an over 20% increase in truck traffic by 2012.

Many safety groups have called for the U.S. DOT to increase safety regulations to stem the death toll due to the increasing number of Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicle Accidents that continue to rise year over year. This is especially true in large states with large commercial truck traffic such as: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. And while the voices are being heard, it is those that have fallen silent that have sadly paid the ultimate price…
Obama

Mattoon, IL

#34 Nov 16, 2012
If you have in road, you didn't build that!
STFU

Connersville, IN

#35 Nov 17, 2012
Obama wrote:
If you have in road, you didn't build that!
Duh! WTF? If you use all the words in that sentence, and arange them any way you want, you still can't construct an coherant thought.

“GO LITTLE VETTE”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#36 Nov 17, 2012
Just the facts maam wrote:
Based on their numbers on the road and on the amount they travel, large trucks (tractor-trailers, single-unit trucks, and some cargo vans weighing more than 10,000 pounds) account for a higher fatal crash rate per mile traveled than passenger vehicles, although a higher percentage of large truck travel occurs on interstates, the safest roads.
Most deaths in large truck crashes are passenger vehicle occupants rather than occupants of large trucks. The main problem is the vulnerability of people traveling in smaller vehicles. Trucks often weigh 20-30 times as much as passenger cars, and are taller with far greater ground clearance.
Truck braking capability can be a factor in truck crashes. Loaded tractor-trailers take 20-40 percent farther than cars to stop, and the discrepancy is greater when trailers are empty, on wet and slippery roads, or with poorly maintained brakes. Truck driver fatigue also is a known crash risk. Drivers of large trucks are allowed by federal hours-of-service regulations to drive up to 11 hours at a stretch and up to 77 hours over a 7-day period. Surveys indicate that many drivers violate the regulations and work far longer than permitted.
Sobering DOT statistics for 2010 US accidents involving Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicles reveal fatalities are rising even though non-truck related car fatalities have fallen drastically over the past couple of years. In 2010 over 500,000 Large Truck and Commercial Vehicles were involved in accidents; with over 100,000 people sustaining serious injuries, and over 5000 people dying in these crashes. This was compared to just 3200 deaths involving large trucks in 2009.
As the economy picks up steam, predictions include an over 20% increase in truck traffic by 2012.
Many safety groups have called for the U.S. DOT to increase safety regulations to stem the death toll due to the increasing number of Semi Truck, Tractor Trailer, and Commercial Vehicle Accidents that continue to rise year over year. This is especially true in large states with large commercial truck traffic such as: California, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Arizona. And while the voices are being heard, it is those that have fallen silent that have sadly paid the ultimate price…
truck drivers from both countries Mexico and Canada have both been allowed to drive over our border for a few years now with inferior trucks and drivers. When I lived out west it was the talk of the state and law enforcement were afraid that this would cause many more accident. As in this case an foreigner driving a Canadian truck
http://www.8newsnow.com/story/7002057/feds-to...
There are many articles on the subject. It is also hard to prosecute these out of the country truckers. When in California or Arizona near the border if the trucker can still get his truck to drive he is off and back into Sonora Mexico and no one can do anything about it. That forces your uninsured motorist insurance to cover everything.
I feel so sorry for this family and the road ahead of them trying to get justice out of Canada
Thx

Chicago, IL

#37 Nov 17, 2012
Sad wrote:
There is no need to be on here bad mouthing anyone. This is the time where people need to show some respect for this young lady, her son, her husband and her family and friends. This was a unfortunate accident. This poor child has no mother here anymore, this man has no wife, this family has no daughter, neice, aunt, sister, cousin, granddaughter and these friends lost a friend. Let them have their time without having to see all of this bad stuff about whose fault and this and that. I worked with Brittany only for a short while, she was the most pleasant, upbeat, happy, caring and loving person that I have ever had the opportunity to work with. She touched my heart just by being her. So with all of that said, Brittany may you rest in peace you sweet soul and bring comfort to your loved ones from above.
Well said!! Thank you!!

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