Fatal Accident On I 395

Fatal Accident On I 395

There are 15 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 9, 2008, titled Fatal Accident On I 395. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Interstate 395 remains shut down in both directions near exit 86 Saturday morning following a fatal accident that killed the driver of a tractor trailer, according to state police.

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Dan- Danielson

United States

#1 Feb 9, 2008
That's Exit 96 in Putnam -- not 86.
brian m

Broad Brook, CT

#2 Feb 9, 2008
they should hire more of those DMV cops that go after the trucks. It seems there are more and more fatal accidents with trucks these days.
AGAIN

United States

#3 Feb 9, 2008
GOTTA SLOW DOWN THESE TRUCKERS ONE WAY OR THE OTHER!!! OUR CT HIGHWAYS CANT HANDLE THESE GUYS WHO GO + MILES AN HOUR!!!
TRUCKERS WIFE

Clark, NJ

#4 Feb 9, 2008
MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE MORE COPS ON THE ROAD PROTECTING THE TRUCK DRIVERS. YOU KNOW THE IDIOTS WHO LIKE TO CUT THE TRUCKERS OFF BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE DRIVING TOO SLOW. AND WHO IS TO SAY THIS GUY WAS SPEEDING ANYWAY? IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE FACTS THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH! HAVE SOME COMPASSION FOR THIS MAN WHO JUST DIED AND HIS FAMILY. WE KNEW HIM AND WAS A GOOD GUY.
friend of trucker

Holland, MI

#5 Feb 9, 2008
speed is not the issue with this acccident because the truck that was driven has a speed governor on it.... I knew the driver personally and he has been driving for 30+ years and was a safe driver.... may he rest in peace!!!! I also drive and I am 3rd generation truck driver and the problem isnt the trucks its the idiots that dont know how to drive around the trucks!!!! rest in peace Cookie Monster!!
Truckers Wife II

Fort Wayne, IN

#6 Feb 9, 2008
Here's to you AGAIN.Ricky was a good safe driver and if you spend one day doing this job you would gain some respect. Something you obviously didn't get.
robo

Salem, CT

#7 Feb 9, 2008
the fatal truck crash on I 395 happened at 5 a.m. Sat, and the news story said the highway would be closed until late Sat. afternoon. why does it take so long to clean up after accidents? somebody in DOT or the CSP shud check out how railroads can clear up freight train wrecks so quickly and restore normal service on a rail line. when I pass highway wrecks I'm always amazed at the large number of police vehicles at the scene with all their lights flashing. Maybe a couple of troopers will be directing traffic. the others are sightseers?
Less Than Sympathetic

Bristol, CT

#8 Feb 9, 2008
robo wrote:
the fatal truck crash on I 395 happened at 5 a.m. Sat, and the news story said the highway would be closed until late Sat. afternoon. why does it take so long to clean up after accidents? somebody in DOT or the CSP shud check out how railroads can clear up freight train wrecks so quickly and restore normal service on a rail line. when I pass highway wrecks I'm always amazed at the large number of police vehicles at the scene with all their lights flashing. Maybe a couple of troopers will be directing traffic. the others are sightseers?
When a major accident happens, cops don't just block traffic and sweep the bits into the ditch. Where there are fatal or potentially fatal injuries involved, a special investigations unit is dispatched to conduct an analysis of the site and create an accident reconstruction so that the details of the accident can be provided in court. It is treated much the same as a murder scene. The time and manpower is necessary. Lots of pictures, careful evidence collection, etc.

If you're not a public safety official and are not aware of what goes into an operation like this, don't pretend you know better.
May or May be his fault

New Hampton, NH

#9 Feb 10, 2008
I have noticed that a lot of truckers do not abide by the highway laws. They travel in the high speed lanes a lot and tailgate cars just so they can speed over 80 miles per hour! Driving in this manner can cause accidents which could lead to the truckers fault. Then there is the other case where it is not necessarily the truckers fault, like the stupid recapped tires that companies put on their trucks to save a buck. How about spending the money for safety sake and putting on regular tires. It saves lives. Recapped tires should be illegal!!!
Trucker2

Durham, CT

#10 Feb 10, 2008
TRUCKERS WIFE wrote:
MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE MORE COPS ON THE ROAD PROTECTING THE TRUCK DRIVERS. YOU KNOW THE IDIOTS WHO LIKE TO CUT THE TRUCKERS OFF BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY'RE DRIVING TOO SLOW. AND WHO IS TO SAY THIS GUY WAS SPEEDING ANYWAY? IF YOU DON'T KNOW THE FACTS THEN SHUT YOUR MOUTH! HAVE SOME COMPASSION FOR THIS MAN WHO JUST DIED AND HIS FAMILY. WE KNEW HIM AND WAS A GOOD GUY.
There is another factor here, the 4 wheelers cut in front of you thinking you can stop on a dime because you have air brakes, WRONG, it takes time to bring 80,000 pounds to a complete stop. Wake up 4 wheelers.
JOCK STRAP

Wilmington, DE

#11 Feb 10, 2008
WHEN ACCIDENTS LIKE THIS HAPPEN, THE FIRST RESPONSE IS USUALLY TO BLAME THE DRIVER FOR DOING SOMETHING STUPID. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT ALWAYS THE CASE. AS IN THIS ONE. SOMETIMES BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE. AND RICKY WAS ONE OF THE BEST ON THE ROAD. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HIS FAMILY,FRIENDS AND CO-WORKERS. MY FAMILY AND I ARE SADDENED AT YOUR LOSS AND WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. HAMMER ON COOKIE MONSTER.
Danielle and Damian

United States

#12 Feb 11, 2008
Yes, please get the facts before you run your mouth. Ricky was a great guy and a very experienced driver. Rest in peace Ricky! Our prayers and thoughts are with his family. God Bless.
Margie and Dianne

Grosse Pointe, MI

#13 Feb 11, 2008
I Agree Ricky was an excellent driver and I think its rude for anyone who does not have the facts to assume he was at fault..like friend of a trucker said he has been driving for 30+years...so please keep your mouth shut unless you have the facts! his family has enough heartache without Idiots like you! Ricky was part of our family for a very long time...he was a great person with a big heart and would never intentionally put anyone's life at risk on the road. I also think that when the facts come out its very possible he was trying to avoid hitting someone in a car that may have cut him off and he may have lost his life trying to save someone else's....SO until we all know the facts try not to assume he was to blame! Rest in peace brother...you will forever remain in our hearts....
glen vineland nj

AOL

#14 Feb 13, 2008
ricky was an excellent driver and most likely died trying to avoid killing someone else! i drove with ricky for 3 yrs and he was one of the best hands down.ride on cookie monster!!!!!!!
Jack NEDCP

Lincoln, RI

#15 Feb 18, 2008
Ricky was a great guy and was shocked 2 hear of this news. He would do anything if U asked him 2 just the best at making me laugh when he knew I was down I will miss him. Kathleen my heart and prays go out 2 u and ur family.... Just knew he is still driving up in heaven

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