8.21.2006

From The Star Telegram This Morning

Edit: This was actually the same story that appeared in the Update. Oops. An updated Star Telegram story, however, is here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is the same one on the WCM Update? If so, I love how the truck driver claims the person killed "swerved" into their lane.

My bet is the semi caused the collision, not the other way around.

Anonymous said...

12:48 - Let's let the police investigators determine which vehicle went where with what breaking before we throw blame around. All we know now is that it happened early morning with very little light and no other witnesses. Tragic.

Anonymous said...

2:03, local law "enforcement" has shown they turn a blind eye to trucking companies causing property damage. What's a little blood when there is more money to be made?

Anonymous said...

I'm just sayin......today while driving to the bank, I observed the following on a two-laned, no-shoulder farm-to-market road......the Fed Ex guy swerving in my lane, and after avoiding him, watched him go up two steep hills in the middle of the road, and tank trucks taking up part of MY side of the road FIVE times. I'm just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Yah Truck drivers like to think they can Tap some ass too ! They are way to fat to get-er-done though . Thats why they hog the road ... They are too busy lope-in their mules to nasty ass lot lizards ! You can't even get a job driving in Wise Co. unless you can prove you've had or have at least two vaneral diseases !

Anonymous said...

Safer to live in a big city public housing development than to drive in Wise County.

Anonymous said...

Ironic. The victim formerly worked for a gravel company and recently for a tank truck company.

Anonymous said...

He was probably going to write a tell-all book. It was a hit!

Anonymous said...

I am often annoyed by truckers but the truth is, "if you got it a truck brought it. One of my neighbors has this in white letters on his truck. I also hate the traffic but in reality without truckers the shelves at Wal-Mart and every other business would be bare.

Anonymous said...

7:50 EVER HEARD OF A TRAIN ?

Anonymous said...

The woman that was killed was in trouble for embezzlement and fixing to be sentenced. Maybe the truck driver was telling the truth. Maybe the accident was deliberate.

Anonymous said...

8:30 hello - I haven't noticed a train track beside Wal-Mart. Trucks haul stuff that comes on the train to the stores!!!!

Anonymous said...

all the way from Sanger 9:34

Anonymous said...

Well I haven't noticed those poor Wal-Mart employees taking their buggies to the train station to haul it over there. A truck has to haul what arrrives on the train!

Anonymous said...

9:08 please lets have some respect for the dead and there family. they are very good people who dont deserve for this to become a public debate. think before you speak.

Anonymous said...

Agree...This is a person with 2 children and a very lovely family. Embezzelment case or not, her family does not desire it.

Anonymous said...

912A I agree with you. She or her family didn't deserve what happened. I meant no disrespect to Sandra or her family. I have known her for several years. I just get miffed sometimes that people always blame the truck when there is an accident. Mind you there are alot of goofy drivers out there but people need to realize right or wrong, a truck cannot stop on a dime. I have seen people in vehicles slam on their brakes in the middle of the road with trucks behind driving with the flow of traffic. That is how alot of accidents happen. No one will ever know what happened except Sandra. DPS will be able to tell what happened when their investigation is complete.

I am sorry if I offended anyone. Especially the Jones Family.

Anonymous said...

You are so right. Trucks cannot stop on a dime. So, can anyone tell me why some, not all, of these rock trucks fly up on your bumper? Heaven knows if the car had to stop, the truck couldn't.

Those are the drivers who give all truckers a bad rep.

Anonymous said...

That is the truth! The bad one's are the only one's anyone remembers! Most drivers get paid by the hour so I do not understand why they are in a hurry! Some get paid by the load and that I am sure makes some of them drive like idiots. I am sorry for that driver; she will have to live with the fact that someone is dead for the rest of her life.
I am not defending the idiot drivers, just the one's that do what they are suppose to. We all know that trucks will never disappear from this area. Maybe we need a seperate road for the trucks to drive on. It is strange to say that 114 is the safer of the major roads in this county. There is no good way to get around in this area without being scared you are going to get hit every time you get on 287 or 380 or 114 or 1655, etc.