Report on Fatal Crash Won't Be Released

Report on Fatal Crash Won't Be Released

There are 89 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Jul 22, 2010, titled Report on Fatal Crash Won't Be Released. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

One of two reports on a fatal crash on Business 85 involving a Highway Patrol trooper will not be released to the public.

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RoadKill

Reidsville, NC

#82 Aug 13, 2010
Johnson came onto the highway and rode past Goodnight as he was crossing the median so the blue phamthom speeder was long gone before Johnson came into the picture. There is no reason to doubt that Johnson never saw a speeder if there was one. Johnson doubts there being a speeder based on Goodnight catching up to him then wasting the time hanging onto his bumper for another ~ ¼ mile before finally passing to continue his suddenly again urgent “traffic enforcement response”, not a chase or pursuit.
flight105

Graham, NC

#83 Aug 14, 2010
That SOB got away with MANSLAUGHTER because he's a God-Almighty NORTH CAROLINA STORM TROOPER!
ncmom

Greensboro, NC

#84 Aug 17, 2010
If there was no wrong doing on the part of the Trooper why seal the report?
speakup2

Lowgap, NC

#85 Aug 17, 2010
ncmom wrote:
If there was no wrong doing on the part of the Trooper why seal the report?
It has been unsealed..The report was 431 pages long..I downloaded it and read it. Lots of un-necessary stuff in it. But the main thing that caught my eye is that he was doing speeds up to 121 mph and hit her at the speed of 96 mph..According to the DCR (the little black box) report. The file name is GuildfordCounty041100523053.pd f...I am sorry but I do not have the link, it did not come with the download.
RoadKill

Reidsville, NC

#86 Aug 17, 2010
It was reported by the NCSHP that their guy had reached up to 120 MPH during the un-chase but their hero had slowed to a mere 95 and had tried to steer to avoid the collision. According to the data they downloaded from the Charger’s ACM their jackass was still accelerating 100% until 2 seconds before impact. The steering input data suggests more indecision than steering in the final 2 whole seconds of trying to undo a deadly wrong decision. The throttle position remained constant as he gained 10 more MPH in the 3 seconds before lifting with the engine speed peaked at 5440 RPM @ 121 MPH just two seconds before impact. At -5.0 sec. RPM 5056 @ 111 MPH, at -4.0 sec. RPM 5184 @ 115 MPH, at -3.0 sec. RPM 5312 @ 118 MPH, at -2.0 sec. RPM 5440 @ 121 MPH when he finally lifted, at -1.0 sec. RPM 4832 @ 100 MPH and he was finally on the brakes, and the last data at -0.1 sec. RPM 2976 @ a mere 95 MPH. At -1.6 sec. the brake light came ON. The steering input shows slightly left going slowly to straight from -5.0 to -3.2 sec., held straight until -1.7 sec., then it was a look right back straight finally hard right and impact.
After Goodnight finally figured out that a citizen still rolling in a left turn lane is not a citizen having stopped to yield in a left turn lane he had two seconds to impact and absolutely no control over what 4200 pounds moving at 121 MPH was going to do. The initial right turn move with maximum braking applied put that Charger into an out of control spinning slide towards the right lane and the Honda that was not going to be recovered with trying left back straight hard right or any other driver input in the final second before impact. There is no hero trying to save the day. Just an idiot that despite the training and experience still chose to fly through a busy intersection and people are dead because of his choice.

Repeatin from another one but it's good stuff from the one we can see. They will not charge their boy to weaken the civil case.
speakup2

Lowgap, NC

#87 Aug 18, 2010
RoadKill wrote:
It was reported by the NCSHP that their guy had reached up to 120 MPH during the un-chase but their hero had slowed to a mere 95 and had tried to steer to avoid the collision. According to the data they downloaded from the Charger’s ACM their jackass was still accelerating 100% until 2 seconds before impact. The steering input data suggests more indecision than steering in the final 2 whole seconds of trying to undo a deadly wrong decision. The throttle position remained constant as he gained 10 more MPH in the 3 seconds before lifting with the engine speed peaked at 5440 RPM @ 121 MPH just two seconds before impact. At -5.0 sec. RPM 5056 @ 111 MPH, at -4.0 sec. RPM 5184 @ 115 MPH, at -3.0 sec. RPM 5312 @ 118 MPH, at -2.0 sec. RPM 5440 @ 121 MPH when he finally lifted, at -1.0 sec. RPM 4832 @ 100 MPH and he was finally on the brakes, and the last data at -0.1 sec. RPM 2976 @ a mere 95 MPH. At -1.6 sec. the brake light came ON. The steering input shows slightly left going slowly to straight from -5.0 to -3.2 sec., held straight until -1.7 sec., then it was a look right back straight finally hard right and impact.
After Goodnight finally figured out that a citizen still rolling in a left turn lane is not a citizen having stopped to yield in a left turn lane he had two seconds to impact and absolutely no control over what 4200 pounds moving at 121 MPH was going to do. The initial right turn move with maximum braking applied put that Charger into an out of control spinning slide towards the right lane and the Honda that was not going to be recovered with trying left back straight hard right or any other driver input in the final second before impact. There is no hero trying to save the day. Just an idiot that despite the training and experience still chose to fly through a busy intersection and people are dead because of his choice.
Repeatin from another one but it's good stuff from the one we can see. They will not charge their boy to weaken the civil case.
I agree that they will not charge him..They will stand by him until after the case is settled, BUT then they will find a way to get rid of him. He is a liability. I know that many will not believe this, but it is true. Do you remember a case about 7 years ago in Tenn. where Troopers and pulled over a car for no good reason and a cop shot the dog? Well they stood by that cop until after the case was settled and then they cut him loose. How they did it was they stopped sending patrols by his home etc. The people actually ran him and his family out of town. Not saying that this is the right thing to do, just that it is probably what will be done.
RoadKill

Lexington, NC

#88 Aug 18, 2010
speakup2 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree that they will not charge him..They will stand by him until after the case is settled, BUT then they will find a way to get rid of him. He is a liability. I know that many will not believe this, but it is true...
Wonder how often on any day across the state there are other Troopers riding a good 20, 30, 50, or as in this case 65 MPH over the posted speed limit with questionable justification? They don’t keep records for some reason (yea, sure). The outcome here just gives them all the green light to let that Hemi rip. The State couldn’t care less about Goodnight’s welfare anymore than they do the citizens that have to share the roads with Troopers that chose to abuse their exemption from many driving laws while they are supposed to be attempting to apprehend a violator. The exemption only applies when their vehicle is operated with due regard for safety and if there is found to be “a reckless disregard of the safety of others” like we obviously have here they will get eaten alive in civil court. Goodnight’s defense and any reward from a civil action is the State’s problem, not Goodnight’s, so of course the State will never find the State at fault.
speakup2

Lowgap, NC

#89 Aug 18, 2010
RoadKill wrote:
<quoted text>
Wonder how often on any day across the state there are other Troopers riding a good 20, 30, 50, or as in this case 65 MPH over the posted speed limit with questionable justification? They don’t keep records for some reason (yea, sure). The outcome here just gives them all the green light to let that Hemi rip. The State couldn’t care less about Goodnight’s welfare anymore than they do the citizens that have to share the roads with Troopers that chose to abuse their exemption from many driving laws while they are supposed to be attempting to apprehend a violator. The exemption only applies when their vehicle is operated with due regard for safety and if there is found to be “a reckless disregard of the safety of others” like we obviously have here they will get eaten alive in civil court. Goodnight’s defense and any reward from a civil action is the State’s problem, not Goodnight’s, so of course the State will never find the State at fault.
I Agree 100% with what you are saying.Except that I think they will be more careful right now..They KNOW that what happened was wrong.
RoadKill

Lexington, NC

#91 Aug 20, 2010
Yep, FTP!

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