1 dead in Nassau County traffic accid...

1 dead in Nassau County traffic accident Thursday

There are 24 comments on the The Florida Times-Union story from Mar 22, 2012, titled 1 dead in Nassau County traffic accident Thursday. In it, The Florida Times-Union reports that:

A Yulee woman is dead and her daughter was in was in serious condition Thursday following a vehicle collision with a log truck on Florida A1A at Interstate 95, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

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Tired of the log trucks

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Mar 22, 2012
I passed by this accident this morning & it was awful. The car was wrapped around the front of the log truck. Do we know who this was that passed?

I would almost bet this is the loggers fault. Those log truckers think they own the road & run redlights & almost run over people CONSTANTLY!!! Something drastic needs to be done about them.
So Sad

United States

#2 Mar 22, 2012
Not sure if it was the driver's fault or if the trucker ran a red light but it's an awfully sad situation. The woman driving was pregnant and due next week. Her mother was the passenger who passed and her young son was also in the car. Praying for this difficult time that they are all faced with.
LearnTheTruth

Jacksonville, FL

#3 Mar 23, 2012
Tired of the log trucks wrote:
I passed by this accident this morning & it was awful. The car was wrapped around the front of the log truck. Do we know who this was that passed?
I would almost bet this is the loggers fault. Those log truckers think they own the road & run redlights & almost run over people CONSTANTLY!!! Something drastic needs to be done about them.
What a tragedy! Then to top it off you instantly blame the truck driver. Imagine his grief to have to live with the fact that he killed someone, even though it was not his fault as the driver cut in front of him, and you and others point your finger and practically call him a murderer! Do some real research. A majority of wrecks are caused by the car and not the truck! People think they can just whip in front of trucks, stop short, anything they wish! That's freaking crazy! We are talking up to 80,000 pounds and often times more!
Tired of the log trucks

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Mar 23, 2012
LearnTheTruth wrote:
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What a tragedy! Then to top it off you instantly blame the truck driver. Imagine his grief to have to live with the fact that he killed someone, even though it was not his fault as the driver cut in front of him, and you and others point your finger and practically call him a murderer! Do some real research. A majority of wrecks are caused by the car and not the truck! People think they can just whip in front of trucks, stop short, anything they wish! That's freaking crazy! We are talking up to 80,000 pounds and often times more!
Let me tell you right here & now, I have placed complaints with the sheriffs office about the way log trucks drive thru Yulee & Fernandina. What was VERY LIKELY is that the light had just turned green on her side & he thought he could make the yellow light...I sure do not believe she ran a red light....those freaking trucks try to stretch that yellow light to the last second & 99% of the time they go thru AFTER it turns red. I see it ALLLL the time. I truly do not believe this is ENTIRELY the driver in any way....if anything it was maybe both in the fact she went without making sure he was gonna stop & HE was trying to make that yellow light....I can not believe for a second she just WENT...that's obsurd. These truck drivers need to get a grip & SLOW DOWN!!
LearnTheTruth

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Mar 24, 2012
Tired of the log trucks wrote:
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Let me tell you right here & now, I have placed complaints with the sheriffs office about the way log trucks drive thru Yulee & Fernandina. What was VERY LIKELY is that the light had just turned green on her side & he thought he could make the yellow light...I sure do not believe she ran a red light....those freaking trucks try to stretch that yellow light to the last second & 99% of the time they go thru AFTER it turns red. I see it ALLLL the time. I truly do not believe this is ENTIRELY the driver in any way....if anything it was maybe both in the fact she went without making sure he was gonna stop & HE was trying to make that yellow light....I can not believe for a second she just WENT...that's obsurd. These truck drivers need to get a grip & SLOW DOWN!!
WOW....judging by your tone, you need to get a grip! Come on, your "name" says it all. It does not matter, her light could have been red as red could be but in your eyes it would still be the log trucks fault!
I will agree to the fact that at times a truck will run through a light, although generally it is not on purpose.(and many, many autos run them and many, many times it is on purpose) 80,000 pounds, do you know how long it takes to stop that? One football field! What bothers me is so many people, like yourself, are quick to say it was the trucks fault! Car drivers never want to accept the blame.

"Defensive Driving Techniques
The American Trucking Association developed defensive driving guidelines for motorists driving in the vicinity of semi trucks. These techniques are designed to make driving safer for truck drivers and motorist alike:

Never cut in front of a semi for any reason. Fully loaded trucks can take up to 100 yards to come to a complete stop. Be sure to maintain a distance of at least four car lengths when maneuvering in front of a semi.

Never linger alongside a semi because they have huge blind spots in which cars can disappear from the view of the truck driver. The blind spot on the right hand side of the semi runs the length of the trailer and extends three lanes. Pass on the left because the blind spots are smaller.

Keep a safe distance behind a semi truck--about 20 to 25 car lengths. If you travel any closer you run the risk of being in the blind spot."

http://www.ehow.com/facts_5796132_stopping-di...
Friend of the Family

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Mar 24, 2012
To Learn the Truth,

Let me tell you right here and now, I know the family personally that was involved in this accident and YOU need to do what your name says and LEARN THE TRUTH!!!!! You are definetly WRONG!!! The light was NOT red when she turned!!! The semi looked as if it was going to get onto the interstate, so that is why she went. I have rode with her on numerous occasions, she is a VERY cautious driver especially with those she loves most in the car. She did not try to make it by him quickly, she thought he was not going to go thru the light. And I agree with the comment made by Tired of the Log Trucks, the trucks driving on A1A thru Fernandina and Yulee drive way to fast and need to slow down. There have been way too may accidents involving log trucks. I am not saying that all the accidents involving log trucks are their fault by any means, however, on this stretch there is a problem. This accident is just a fatal accident. Taking the life of a very dear friend of mine whom I love and will miss greatly. All that know this family know that his is an unfortunate accident. The driver and her mother are very close and she is taking the loss of her mother very hard. She was pregnant with her mother first biological granddaughter who she as VERY excited about. You need to know the facts before you try to say what you think may have happened, because you never know who may read what you write!!!!!!!!!
LearnTheTruth

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Mar 25, 2012
Friend of the Family wrote:
To Learn the Truth,
Let me tell you right here and now, I know the family personally ..........definetly WRONG!!! The light was NOT red when she turned!!! The semi looked as if it was going to get onto the interstate, so that is why she went.......... she is a VERY cautious driver..........She did not try to make it by him quickly, she thought he was not going to go thru the light..........I am not saying that all the accidents involving log trucks are their fault by any means, however, on this stretch there is a problem..........You need to know the facts before you try to say what you think may have happened, because you never know who may read what you write!!!!!!!!!
First let me say how sad it is and I am sorry for this family and their friends.
No-where, not at any time, dd I say she ran a red light! However, the article attached to this thread says she turned in front of the log truck. You say she was a very cautious driver and yet she was not very cautious at all in this instance.Very, very unfortunate situation.
It bothers me that people are so quick to say it was the trucks fault. This area (near the interstate) is particularly bad for wrecks of all types. Perhaps you should read your last sentence!
The Family

Macclenny, FL

#9 Mar 27, 2012
You people are all jumping to conclusions and spouting off things on a public site where WE the Family of Shirley and Gennie have now read it... My cousin "The Driver" saw the logging truck with his blinker on and thought he was turning. So yes in a since it was his fault. However at the same time Instead of wanting to place blame so that we her greving family can read what you people, who have nothing to do with the situation other than what you have read, can read it and try to make someone who already feels terrible feel even worse maybe you could simply put up, "My condolences in your time of loss and greif." Instead of putting up comments about the trucker and drivers and lights and everything else... You wanna voice your Opinion about that light then take it to a city council meeting not here... He have enough heartache going on in our lives right now, we sure dont need people trying to do the FDOT investigators job thats already been done.
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#10 Mar 28, 2012
The Family wrote:
You people are all jumping to conclusions and spouting off things on a public site where WE the Family of Shirley and Gennie have now read it... My cousin "The Driver" saw the logging truck with his blinker on and thought he was turning. So yes in a since it was his fault. However at the same time Instead of wanting to place blame so that we her greving family can read what you people, who have nothing to do with the situation other than what you have read, can read it and try to make someone who already feels terrible feel even worse maybe you could simply put up, "My condolences in your time of loss and greif." Instead of putting up comments about the trucker and drivers and lights and everything else... You wanna voice your Opinion about that light then take it to a city council meeting not here... He have enough heartache going on in our lives right now, we sure dont need people trying to do the FDOT investigators job thats already been done.
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"My condolences in your time of loss and greif." That is what Oxely Heard's web site is for, to right you my condolences!
This site is a forum, where people dicuss things and give there opinion!
ohyea

Hoffman Forest, NC

#11 Mar 28, 2012
wow biff !!!! really? your a real @#%*!
anonomous

Yulee, FL

#12 Mar 28, 2012
My prayers go out to the family...
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#13 Mar 29, 2012
ohyea wrote:
wow biff !!!! really? your a real @#%*!
Oh I'm sorry. Did I offend you too? Well gosh darn it and golly gee, please don't call the politically correct police on me. I swear I will bow down and be mister sugar coater from know on.

NOT!!!!

The woman is dead! It sux! No doubt about that! DO NOT read any of these threads and expect to leave all warm and fuzzy!
biffhater

Yulee, FL

#14 Mar 30, 2012
Biff wrote:
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Oh I'm sorry. Did I offend you too? Well gosh darn it and golly gee, please don't call the politically correct police on me. I swear I will bow down and be mister sugar coater from know on.
NOT!!!!
The woman is dead! It sux! No doubt about that! DO NOT read any of these threads and expect to leave all warm and fuzzy!
I really hope that nobody in your family ever has anything happen and someone post it here!!!! You will get no sympathy! Remember biff, karma is a [email protected]%! If you can't say something to atleast make the family feel better then don't say anything at all! I thought maybe your parents would of taught you that growing up! Now we know the apple didn't fall far from the tree!
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Mar 31, 2012
biffhater wrote:
<quoted text>I really hope that nobody in your family ever has anything happen and someone post it here!!!! You will get no sympathy! Remember biff, karma is a [email protected]%! If you can't say something to atleast make the family feel better then don't say anything at all! I thought maybe your parents would of taught you that growing up! Now we know the apple didn't fall far from the tree!
biffhater.......I like what ya done there.....biffhater, sweet, thank you

Hmmmm, lets see....my family has enough sense to go to the source for information! Just cuz they may see a headline (example... 1 dead in Nassau County traffic accident Thursday)they do not jump right on in and read and believe everything there is there! Smarter than that! Ask the police for info. Want sympathy or pity?????? Go to a relatives or friends and hug and boo hoo together! Want a warm fuzzy feeling?? Have some cocoa and bon bons!

By they way, this thread was not titled, "Say something nice to the family that lost a wonderful woman in a tragic crash on Thursday in Yulee" But, if it would make all you idiots happy, I will start a new thread just for that!
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#16 Mar 31, 2012
Wow! I was just expressing how wrong it is to automatically point fingers at the large trucks and their drivers! You guys!.........
"Friend of the Family"
"The Family"
"Biff"
"biffhater"

Wow
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#17 Apr 1, 2012
What the hell?????
Who is posting using my name?
That ain't right man
BIFF

Yulee, FL

#18 Apr 3, 2012
This is the real BIFF. Have any of you seen Marty McFly? I want to borrow the Delorean again...
Biff

Jacksonville, FL

#19 Apr 4, 2012
BIFF wrote:
This is the real BIFF. Have any of you seen Marty McFly? I want to borrow the Delorean again...
Now that is just plain ignarant
LearnTheTruth

Jacksonville, FL

#20 Apr 6, 2012
Things got awful quiet here! What happened? Find out the truck driver was not at fault? Just wondering!
Oh, for the self righteous ones.....

Deepest sympathies to the McClellan family

Curiosities AND Questions

Jacksonville, FL

#21 Apr 22, 2012
Just from the scattered details, I have to wonder:

* Since when is it a good idea to turn in front of a log truck because his blinker may indicate that he might be turning?

* Since when is it a great idea to turn left in front of traffic, exposing your passenger (mother) and child to the immediate force of the impact?

ANYTIME you see a log truck --- take extra caution.

Whatever the big hurry might have been, I'm sure it now pales in comparison to the tragedy that this driver caused.

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