This happened a while back. My oldest son and the troopers son are close friends. Horrible accidient. I am posting mainly because of the comment made by a spokesman for the Oklahoma Trucking Association and I thought you all might find it interesting.
Blind spots? Is he kidding? Compared to an 18 wheeler?
That said, its a said situation, but both sides advocates are being a$ses. The wife said both sides had fault in the incident, she is the only one bein logical.
he probably shouldnt of turned out in front of the thing, even if it was going 55 rather then the 75 they said he was going...
But he should of been going 55 in a construction zone...
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Very sad. Blind Spots? Find me a car with a windshield and a roof that DOESN'T have blind spots. D'oh...idiot statements that get made and then become additive facts are just infuriating.
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I'm pretty sure if he got hit making the U-turn, the truck would have been oncoming. Not a lot of blind spots through the windshield last I checked.
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Not a hit like that, evidently. From what I can gather, trooper was in the right lane, call got cancelled, and he decided to hit the next cut through. The truck was in the left lane, trooper turned left in front of the truck, who went left into the Jersey barriers. But not enough room to miss the Charger.
The one pic I saw showed the skid marks of the truck as it veered left. I think the trucking assoc guy is saying that the trooper would not have turned into the path of the semi if his blind spot hadnt been large.
We do have a blind spot, but not a semi sized one.
Not that it really matters, but he was driving a Magnum, not a Charger. At least that's that the gas station attendant in the nearest town told me when I drove through the area the next day. He was commenting on my car and how that's what the trooper was driving. It also said Magnum in the original article I read online.
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it was a Charger. I knew him and got a good peek at the car when he first got it a few months ago. OHP has several Chargers now, never seen a OHP Magnum, yet.
Thats crazy, i know that trucking company too, being in trucking and from the same town we all know each other.