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Old 06-23-19, 09:29 AM
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Pickup truck vs motorcycles - crash that killed 7

I couldn't help thinking of you guys here at A&S when I saw this headline. If motorists can't see a dozen Harley Davidsons...Be careful out there! Cheers!

https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/23/us/mo...ans/index.html
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IIRC, the pickup was pulling a big 5th wheel flatbed trailer - don’t know yet if this played a role
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Old 06-23-19, 10:53 AM
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Yes, there are far too few details out to make any determinations about this tragic situation.
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Old 06-24-19, 11:25 AM
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Truck Driver arrested.

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Old 06-24-19, 11:33 AM
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Life in prison is an easy call here.
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Originally Posted by Litespud View Post
IIRC, the pickup was pulling a big 5th wheel flatbed trailer - donít know yet if this played a role
I think he fishtailed & the trailer took them all out. a perfect storm of sorts. incredibly horrific & sad
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Old 06-24-19, 01:38 PM
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He was apparently dealing heroin in his spare time ..... no word yet if he was DUI.
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I saw this yesterday.

A lot of it reminds me of the Kalamazoo bicycle crash.

One thing that the government likely should look at is the slow increase in pickup capacities.

The old half-ton is the new one-ton.



Everything looks like that could well have been a commercial configuration. Yet, was it licensed as commercial?

Empty trailers have their own issues, but should be easier to stop and control than a full trailer.
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Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
Life in prison is an easy call here.
When I first read the story and it said the drive wasn't immediately charged, I was really bothered. Now that I'm hearing this, it seems like the publicity is the perfect opportunity to 'set an example.'
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He will have a sweet time in prison when they find out he ran over a bunch of Harley Bikers......
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