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Deadly truck crash on Bay Bridge kills tollworker

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  1. derekleffew

    derekleffew Resident Curmudgeon Senior Team Premium Member

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    Look what was inside:
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    From http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/...d-in-crash-at-Bay-12400452.php#photo-14639595 :
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Here are a couple of snips from another channel:
    baybridgecap1.PNG baybridgecap2.PNG
     
  3. SteveB

    SteveB Well-Known Member

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    5AM. Not hard to imagine a late night load out and needing to be somewhere else at 8, then falls asleep at the wheel.

    Sad.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    That day when you wish your companies logo wasn't on everything....

    Sad to hear. That truck looks like a can opener was taken to it.
     
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    In this case, the driver has been arrested for DUI.
    Monarch is a popular truck rental business in the area.
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    Was commenting more on the 4-wall cases.
     
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    josh88 Remarkably Tired. Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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    hard to believe looking at that picture there would be anything left of him to arrest.
     
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    The cab does not look in too bad of shape but reports are the driver was ejected. I don't want to think of what happened to the toll-taker. Pictures show the rest of the booth down the road. The driver was local and I thought I had heard his name before. I have a feeling that this gear was rented and picked up from 4 Wall.
     
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    Amiers Lighting Phoenix 1 Lamp at a Time

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    Be interesting to see the video.
     
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    Here you go
     
  11. Amiers

    Amiers Lighting Phoenix 1 Lamp at a Time

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    You would have to be 3 sheets to the wind to not stop at a lit up till plaza.

    It didn’t look like he even tried to slow down or was swerving. I vote asleep the wheel.
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    There is this from youtube:
     
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    JD Well-Known Member

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    Asleep and drunk are not mutually exclusive. I suspect both.
     
  14. BillConnerFASTC

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    Looks like you could add some marijuana.

    Pretty tragic, and not good for stage hand image.
     
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    It’s not unusual for the LEO’s to simply state “DUI suspected” and to discover after that no DUI was the cause. Thus I wouldn’t be jumping to conclusions. The driver might simply have fallen asleep, given that it was 5 AM.
     
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    Amiers Lighting Phoenix 1 Lamp at a Time

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    ESP if he was helping load out. Nobody has time to drink.
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Since the driver was ejected from the truck and seriously injured they couldn't have done a field sobriety test. The suspected of DUI and manslaughter could have been to trigger blood tests.
    If he had worked load in, the show, load out and then driven there is the issue of CDL vs non CDL standards. Hopefully more facts will become available.
     
  18. Amiers

    Amiers Lighting Phoenix 1 Lamp at a Time

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    I just finished a load out that lasted til 430am. I can tell ya driving home was a pita. So glad I live 10 mins from the venue.
     
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    JohnD Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    One thing working against the driver is that he seems to have several facebook pages, his "worker bee" page and his "party animal" page.
     
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    MNicolai Well-Known Member Fight Leukemia

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    Or that he killed someone.

    The sentencing is different in a court of law but in the court of public opinion people don't distinguish between someone who fell asleep at the wheel from someone who was driving drunk.
     

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