Tuck Driver Arrested After Wreck
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#1 Aug 20, 2007
Let's be particularly careful out there!
Truck driver arrested after wreck
BY DANNY GALLAGHER, McKinney Courier-Gazette
(Created: Monday, August 20, 2007 1:16 AM CDT)
McKinney police and fire officials responded to another accident last week involving a tractor-trailer hauling rocks that ran a red light and crashed into an oncoming vehicle.
McKinney police officials said a tractor-trailer driven by Carlos Clavijo, 39, of Irving, crashed into a Mustang registered to Ramiro Mendoza Cuevas, 31, of McKinney, around 11 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Skyline Drive.
McKinney police Sgt. Drew Caudell said at the scene of the accident that Clavijo was driving west on U.S. 380 and the Mustang was driving south on Skyline Drive.
The initial investigation is indicating the 18-wheeler ran the red light, Caudell said.
The tractor-trailer struck the Mustang on the drivers side. Caudell said the driver was trapped in the vehicle and McKinney fire officials had to use extraction equipment to get to the driver.
Police and fire officials also shut down the westbound portion of U.S. 380 after Skyline Drive so they could clean up and document the scene.
Caudell said he did not know the full extent of the Mustang drivers injuries.
He was conscious and responding to firefighters when they extracted him from the vehicle, Caudell said.
A PHI medical helicopter flew the driver of the Mustang to Parkland Memorial Hospital of Dallas. Hospital officials could not obtain his condition by presstime.
Caudell also said he could not confirm the name of the driver since his next-of-kin had not been notified.
Police arrested Clavijo at the scene and transported him to Collin County Detention Center. McKinney police Capt. Randy Roland said Clavijo received a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving. His bond had not been set as of Friday.
Fridays accident is the second involving a tractor-trailer hauling rocks. The last one occurred Tuesday at the intersection of Alma Road and State Highway 121 in which a tractor-trailer heading west on SH 121 ran a red light and crashed into a motorcycle driven by Preston Gleason, 21, of Anna. Gleason died at the scene. McKinney police Capt. Randy Roland said the accident is still under investigation.
It just shows that rock haulers are dangerous and the drivers have a responsibility because they are traveling with 10 times the weight of a passenger car and if they dont slow down and use defensive driving skills, their fender-benders could have serious and deadly consequences, Roland said.
Attempts were made to reach a representative of CKJ Trucking, of Whitewright, but they declined to comment.
#2 Aug 20, 2007
Aren't "TUCKS" those things women use to wipe off their butts when they unfortunately get hemorrhoids?
So this guy's job was to haul loads of TUCKS? Man, bad job and a bad day for him, huh Casper?
I hope the injured driver comes out alright.
#3 Aug 20, 2007
I am elated at your response. I have inadverently stumbled into something at which you are actually an expert...butt wiping, anal conditions and anal products.
#4 Aug 21, 2007
HA HA, actually pretty funny, Casper. To bad you can't go back and fix the heading and hide the fact that you can't spell, think or answer any questions, huh?
#5 Jun 23, 2008
What an petty arguement considering we're talking about the deaths of innocent people.
I was friends with Preston Gleason who was killed August 14th, 2007 by a rock hauler, carelessly driven through an intersection at which the driver should have stopped.
Preson will no longer be able to make the music he made, make his friends laugh and joy in his presence. He'll never meet his nephew, Solomon. His life was cut short because of someone else's recklessness.
Tucks ... trucks. You know what was intended. People are dead because of careless driving - that's the issue here. Those people should be remembered and honored.
#6 Jun 28, 2008
What the fruck is a tuck driver?
#7 Jun 28, 2008
it's a mistake, similar to your conception you idiot
#8 Jun 11, 2012
while there are many bad drivers out there, every single one of these stoplights barely stays yellow long enough for a car to stop, let alone an 80000 pound rig. the citys set these lights to barely have enough time to stop to give more tickets case closed
#9 May 5, 2015
Not shocking. It's a terrible company that will hire anyone really. That's the reason my husband left the company not to mention the owner is cheap and all the drivers are way underpai . I hope the company gets shut down before anyone else gets hurt due to management's neglect on staff and trucks that are not taken care of. My husband had issues with his truck dying going down 635 and losing his breaks yeah that's safe.
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