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A 17-year-old boy was killed Tuesday afternoon on a highway near Owatonna, Minn., when a landscaping block flew off a work truck driven by a man fined for a similar incident last year.

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Dog_Eat_Dog_Worl d

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 4, 2010
Repeat offenders get a slap on wrist, No reason to stop!, I was put away for four months in the 70's for skipping school!, What's wrong with this picture!
Honest

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 4, 2010
Too tragic. Sympathy to the boy's family
mplsres

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Aug 4, 2010
Very sad. I hope the drive of the truck get lock up for awhile. this is the second time that some big heavy n dangerous has fallen off his truck.

Time to take actions against this man, even though it wont bring back batt but it will stop something like this from happening.
Jason

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Aug 5, 2010
This should be a manslaughter charge at the very least, this jerk continues to be lazy about his job and this time it cost someone their life. 12 years and over a million miles of driving in my career and I never lost any part of my cargo, that's because I take the time to secure it properly. I hope this guy rots away in a cell.
Ron Melancon

Richmond, VA

#5 Aug 5, 2010
The total lack of vehicle enforcement is simply outrageous. In Virginia we have a failure of the State police to enforce the inspections of all double axle trailers.

Yes....go to www.dangeroustrailers.org

This life did not have to end this way if we simply enforced the law. How many times has this vehicle been seen on the roadway before this young adult lost his life?

The family is devastated....

How many people on the roadway saw this...and did nothing?

Your state has had warnings before and I can produce thousands and thousands of similar accidents.

Shame on this company that knows better....and shame on everybody who tows a trailer with no safety chains, no pin in the hitch, using Duct Tape to secure a trailer....
Yes it happened a few months ago.......

Flying Missile Bricks...

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And your state does NOTHING.

See this report from 1997!!!
http://dangeroustrailersviedos.blogspot.com/2...
blindman

Leesburg, FL

#6 Aug 5, 2010
2 bad it wasn't a politican!
Bob B

Mattapan, MA

#7 Aug 5, 2010
MF should do some jail time!
XD40 Fan

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Aug 5, 2010
This is symptomatic of a society in which people - especially behind the wheel - believe only they matter. Talking on the phone has become more important than staying in one's lane. Eating that breakfast sammich is more important than keeping a safe distance from the car ahead. Getting to that destination quickly is more important than this stop sign. Getting to the job site is more important than securing the load.
SuperPsychic

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Aug 5, 2010
i predict criminal charges against this lowlife.
GreatDay

Princeton, NC

#10 Aug 5, 2010
"Jensen was not cited after Tuesday's accident, Langer said, but an investigation "will include looking at the commercial vehicle and the driver and the crash to figure out exactly what occurred —how the block came loose."
He killed a 16 YEAR OLD BOY, and was not cited.
Wow, what a freaking joke.
The funny thing is had he parked the truck in a no parking zone, he would have been citied!
This dumb dumb should be in jail!
Gopherstate

Lakeville, MN

#11 Aug 5, 2010
We only know of this jerks two incidents.How many other accidents has he caused!
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Aug 5, 2010
Pure laziness and disregard for life caused the death of this 16-year-old boy. Jensen was warned numerous times about his improperly secured loads and obviously it just didn't matter to him. Instead of the government raising taxes, how about going after those drivers who would risk the safety of others and fine the hell out of them. Laws were created, enforce them!!!!
WhatTheHeck

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Aug 5, 2010
Raise the fines to $1,000 for this blatant and selfish lack of regard for others.
ilovecriters

Cameron, WI

#14 Aug 5, 2010
I rest my case with 99% of the human race!! There is no pill one can give someone for gross laziness and stupidity, and a family pays a terrible price. I regard this a premeditated murder - throw the book at him!!!!
Michael Hunt

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Aug 5, 2010
I didn't know 35W went to Owatonna.
Juju

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Aug 5, 2010
This breaks my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to this young man's family.
Sarah D

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Aug 5, 2010
GreatDay wrote:
"Jensen was not cited after Tuesday's accident, Langer said, but an investigation "will include looking at the commercial vehicle and the driver and the crash to figure out exactly what occurred —how the block came loose."
He killed a 16 YEAR OLD BOY, and was not cited.
Wow, what a freaking joke.
The funny thing is had he parked the truck in a no parking zone, he would have been citied!
This dumb dumb should be in jail!
My speculation is that they haven't cited him because they intend to bring criminal charges against him. A citation is basically a little heavier than a ticket. If they are going for bringing criminal charges against him then they want all the evidence locked down and as irrefutable as they can make it. Otherwise a DA won't bring the case to trial.
Walter

Eden Prairie, MN

#19 Aug 5, 2010
Tool around the Twin Cities any Saturday and Sunday and you'll see pickups loaded and secured like the Clampett's in "The Beverly Hillbillies".
horn error

Blue Earth, MN

#20 Aug 5, 2010
Ron Melancon wrote:
The total lack of vehicle enforcement is simply outrageous. In Virginia we have a failure of the State police to enforce the inspections of all double axle trailers.
You are dumb as dirt. As a truck driver myself I have seen way too many cars and pickups with terribly tied down loads. Bags and boxes flying everywhere. when the drivers of cars spent $50-100 for your license I will start listening to you.
jj and as

Worthington, MN

#21 Aug 5, 2010
the company says this is a "tragic accident" since when is something avoidable an "accident"? The company should be held accountable for their drivers and any load leaving their facility!

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