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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

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    Oh brother... Any other distraction, and deflection, or cliched crap that has nothing to do with this thread you'd like to put out there? If so, please get it out of your system so we can get back to discussing the topic.

    How many lanes wide is/was this bridge. Two lanes, four lanes, six lanes, what lanes were the driver's options.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    How many lanes wide is/was this bridge. Two lanes, four lanes, six lanes, what lanes were the driver's options.
    The entire scenerio is in the OP article, I suggest you read it, then come on back.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I drive military 5-tons now. I also drive military M916s with a flat-bed; wide and heavy loads. They are not the same animal. You cannot switch lanes on the fly, you have a long vehicle to see around and ensure clearance first.
    I've been driving trucks for 13 years, including overdimesional loads just like this and bigger.

    The driver is at fault. He's the ONLY person involved that could jave directly effected the outcome.

    And, yes, you can change lanes on thr fly.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I've been driving trucks for 13 years, including overdimesional loads just like this and bigger.

    The driver is at fault. He's the ONLY person involved that could jave directly effected the outcome.

    And, yes, you can change lanes on thr fly.
    Simply stating this or that is at fault isn't good enough. This is a debate site, not an opinion sounding board....paint a picture of the situation, what actually occurred, and link to your source material.

    No doubt the driver has some portion of the fault, but clearly not all the fault. Drivers have no control over the bridge's condition, for example. Even if we all shake hands and agree that striking the bridge is 100% the driver's fault (which we don't), the bridge should not have fallen.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Simply stating this or that is at fault isn't good enough. This is a debate site, not an opinion sounding board....paint a picture of the situation, what actually occurred, and link to your source material.

    No doubt the driver has some portion of the fault, but clearly not all the fault. Drivers have no control over the bridge's condition, for example. Even if we all shake hands and agree that striking the bridge is 100% the driver's fault (which we don't), the bridge should not have fallen.
    I'm telling you the facts and the fact is, the driver made a bad decision. He was the only person that could decide not to proceed.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm telling you the facts and the fact is, the driver made a bad decision. He was the only person that could decide not to proceed.
    Because someone (you) on the internet said so? You expect me to believe just whatever I read online?

    Imagine me talking to someone in real life about this...I assert that the driver was at fault, the real person in front of me asks how I know, and I say "because someone online told me".

    Yeah ****ing right. I wasn't born yesterday bro.

    Links to evidence are all that matters.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Wow.

    I really don't understand you guys. How about this for evidence, since a picture says a thousand words:



    He didn't just clip part of the bridge, he was so far to the right that he was at or near the 12' 6" point for his 15' 9" load. He hit it very solidly.

    No way in hell he didn't go out knowing the bridge low point dimensions. Still on him if he didn't.
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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I really don't understand you guys.
    That much is clear.

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    Re: Wife of truck driver in bridge collapse says husband has 'impeccable' record

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    Wow.

    I really don't understand you guys. How about this for evidence, since a picture says a thousand words:



    He didn't just clip part of the bridge, he was so far to the right that he was at or near the 12' 6" point for his 15' 9" load. He hit it very solidly.

    No way in hell he didn't go out knowing the bridge low point dimensions. Still on him if he didn't.
    He was in the correct lane up until he got almost all the way across the bridge. Then for WHATEVER reason he obviously veered to his right and clipped the part of the overhead suspension that is lower. Locally I never even heard of the "2nd" truck and the news leaves it open ended and a possibility if you read the words carefully. But the news also says rescue got there in 10 minutes and saved people when in fact they got there MUCH later and the people saved themselves. If they can lie about the rescue operation why cant they lie about "2nd truck" for whatever reason. How could he be in the correct lane all the way until the end and then suddenly "another truck wouldnt yeild right of way" shoving him out of the good lane?


    To me this doesnt make much sense.
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