Fiery crash on I-78 kills two

Sleepy trucker slams into cars stopped near construction area, state police say; 11 travelers were sent to area hospitals. Full Story
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Nikole

Hillsborough, NJ

#418 Jun 12, 2007
This page is just another place to complain, SUCK IT UP! nobody is perfect! just like the retards on this page who love to complain about people that drive too fast. what about the people that drive too slow and hold up traffic??? i think this message board should be deleted so people can complain to the people around them as opposed to across the internet. i for one do not want to hear it!!!
Michael Daley

United States

#419 Jun 12, 2007
CJI wrote:
To all the people out there that take truckers for granted. I just want to say the trucker was wrong but everything you wear,eat,and have in your home was on a truck at one time. Trucking makes the world go round. We dont want to hurt anybody but try to understand that we need to do our job just like you. So when you see a truck don't cut it off and let him make his wide turn. Try to understand that he may drive slow because he has a heavy load on the truck. How about we try to be friendlier to the good truckers that want to get our product there in a safe and timly matter. When you are trying to get to work we are already working out there.
Everyone needs to do their job. However that does not waive them of being required to follow laws. Truck drivers need to follow highway laws/regulations just as everyone else needs to. I don't see anything in the vehicle code which exempts truckers from these laws, even though many of them nowadays think they are. Maybe it is just many of the young punks (and I am only 30 and still saying this) but at one time the truckers were much more responsible and law abiding. Why those types are an endangered species, I don't know.

“Help America”

Since: May 07

Hellertown

#420 Jun 12, 2007
Bushwacker wrote:
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Yeah I was being a smart ***, When I first started driving 22 years ago, I got 18 cents a mile,and spent 2 months at a time on the road living out of the truck to make ends meet, Now I get $27 an hour, I do the speed limit, If I get caught in a traffic jam, I could care less. I volunteer for deliveries in NYC. I am one of the few lucky drivers who are home everyday. but it took 2 million miles of accident free driving to get where I am at.And I thank God every day for my blessings. I also pray every morning before I start my trip that I will be alert for dangers on the road. But, I know how frustrating it gets out there, common courtesy is a thing of the past. When was the last time someone left you turn in front of them when the light turned green? Why is it that when someone sees a turn signal to get out into the left lane they speed up so you can't? Why is it you move over in the left lane to let them merge on the highway, they will stay right beside you so you can't move back over? If you start to slow down to let them in front so you can move back to the right, the people behind you must get in the right lane to pass you before you get a chance, and then throw you the finger. Truck driving is not for people with a quick temper, You get these young guys who get mad easy, then you give them a truck with a big engine and you get road rage.
Well gees Mr. Bushwacker, You tell me and we will all know, After traveling to Swedesboro Nj for the last week or so, from Hellertown. I am also disgusted at the actions of our fellow drivers on the road and it's all from a plaitant lack of respect people have for themselves and also for others in this world.
Everybody thinks that, that other few MPH actually gets you there any faster, tey would be sure to see that it makes not much of a difference.
So you know I have encountered all the same actions you speak of, and I am driving a pick up, any more people have just become to suck, it all falls back on the gimmi gimmmi gimmi attitude.
As for your record and your place in life now, good for you, comes from you get out of life what you put into it. As for people I know who have been in this industry for there life, with their fathers being into it also, so were talking 40-50 yrs service, they to are dismayed at the actions of drivers, and I see lots of bad car drivers compared to truck drivers.
It's all just plain disrepectful actions of others.
Have a nice day.
Brittany

Catasauqua, PA

#421 Jun 16, 2007
I luved Courtney and even though shes not here with us anymore i still luv her. She out a smile on everyones face. Didnt have a problen with anyone.Its so sad to know she gone. I oay my respects to her, her mom, her dad, her sister, and the rest of her family. Why you courtney???

I luv you

“Help America”

Since: May 07

Hellertown

#422 Jun 16, 2007
Brittany wrote:
I luved Courtney and even though shes not here with us anymore i still luv her. She out a smile on everyones face. Didnt have a problen with anyone.Its so sad to know she gone. I oay my respects to her, her mom, her dad, her sister, and the rest of her family. Why you courtney???
I luv you
For what ever reason it may be beleive in it as Gods will and that something good will come from it all.
CHIFFY

AOL

#423 Dec 21, 2007
You all are Missing wrote:
the point! This has NOTHING to do with speeding but a "sleepy" truck driver and people failing to practice "defensive driving". While a tradgedy, whenever you are the last or near to last in one of these construction ques, you need to leave room in front of you and be aware of what is coming from the back. If you are not in the cattle shoot, you need to have an evasion plan so that if a trucker or car is gaining on you and appears not to stop, you can quickly pull to the side and get away. I for one will never trust the driver behind me when I am at a full stop on an Interstate. Make sure you have a plan to get out of the way if you can. If in a cattle shoot, don't let traffic come to a complete stop in front of you. Have at least four to five car lengths of vacant space between you and the stopped traffic. If there is a reaction behind you, you can at least accelerate ahead a bit and perhaps beat it.
I THINK YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT. TRUCKERS ARE DANGEROUS. I WAS IN AN EMERGENCY PULL OFF WHEN A TRUCK HIT MY CAR KILLING MY LITTLE GIRL. I HOPE THEY ALL FRY, HELL CAN USE MORE TRUCKERS.
sv student

Philadelphia, PA

#424 Jul 12, 2008
sv kid wrote:
this is wrong...i no the victoms and i was there for all the hard times this past week. THE DRIVER SHOULD BE LOCKED UP...and if any of u dont think so go around my school and see all the faces and tell me after a you talk to some of them you dnt agrea
Yes, this past year has been a hard one it is not the same with out jojo here! I miss you. I will see you someday!

“Peace Through Force!!”

Since: Aug 07

Northeast!!

#425 Jul 12, 2008
Oh no, not ANOTHER TRUCK DRIVER caused accident!! Now lets sit back and hear all the transparent, misdirectional, phony excuses these "drivers" have to say!!
anna

Wind Gap, PA

#426 Sep 2, 2010
poor truck driver who actually died was not driving at that time. he was waiting for service because he have got flat tire which can be harmful for drivers, so he stopped the truck. he was waiting on the shoulder for service when small car hit him. do not blame poor guy for tragedy. he died and he did nothing wrong. everybody is on truckers. you have no idea how hard that job is. their truck with trailer weights about 80000lb. and there is young lady driving on 3 line highway on the left line and oh my gosh 100 feet before the exit she just remainded herself that she has to exit the highway so she drives just in the front the truck whose weight is 80000lb and that poor driver cannot stop truck as easily as you can imagine. that is the truth of real driving. do not sit on truck drivers if you do not know how that job really is. the most frequent accidents are because of the small car drivers. they think they are fast and they can do whatever, be always in the front of the truck. my husband witness couple weeks ago how young lady drove in the front of him from left line toward the exit, he was able to stop but unfortunately she hit right line driver and who knows maybe killed him. i promise you if my husband was having heavier load he would kill her and whose fault would that be - his???
think about it and do not criticize people before you see yourself on the road, because one who died actually was not even driving. he was standing there and waiting. now what about his children who knew his dad left for work so they can live like normal people???
it was a small car driver whi hit him so you know before you criticize even more!!!!!!!!!!

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