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Author Topic: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead  (Read 1118 times)

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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 10:51:12 AM »

It was a tragic event.  There were only 4 fatalities -- it could've been much worse.

The local Denver stations were reporting this morning that the trucking company he worked for has had numerous violations and some other 'issues' with drivers in the recent past. 

I also heard there was a GoFundMe account to help pay for the truck drivers bond.  WTF???
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2019, 04:18:49 PM »

It was a tragic event.  There were only 4 fatalities -- it could've been much worse.

The local Denver stations were reporting this morning that the trucking company he worked for has had numerous violations and some other 'issues' with drivers in the recent past. 

I also heard there was a GoFundMe account to help pay for the truck drivers bond.  WTF???


It really pisses me off when people start GoFundMe accounts for those who cause accidents
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2019, 10:18:03 PM »

It was a tragic event.  There were only 4 fatalities -- it could've been much worse.

The local Denver stations were reporting this morning that the trucking company he worked for has had numerous violations and some other 'issues' with drivers in the recent past. 

I also heard there was a GoFundMe account to help pay for the truck drivers bond.  WTF???


It really pisses me off when people start GoFundMe accounts for those who cause accidents

I gotta shake my head in confusion for those who put up roadside memorials for a person who was killed in single-car accidents because the individual did something stupid (driving under the influence, reckless driving, using cell phone,...) but did not harm anyone else.

"See where that stuffed teddy bear is with the cross over there?  That's where my drunk dumb ass neighbor did 120 into the telephone pole".
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 10:42:44 PM »

Truckers today have no common sense!  I deal with some at the toll plaza and many of them are totally ignorant of roads despite they drive them for a living.  Its not pleasant what I see, but its a miracle that more stuff like this does not happen.
 
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 10:04:21 AM »

It really pisses me off when people start GoFundMe accounts for those who cause accidents
I agree.
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »

If that was indeed the truck involved in the accident, the driver's legal problems began when he passed the runaway truck ramp shown in the last video.  If he had used that ramp, he would have been another nameless, faceless dumbass facing a huge tow bill instead of four counts of manslaughter.  I expect he will do some prison time as a result
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2019, 01:45:44 PM »

The company the driver was working for is certainly no stranger to safety violations:

https://www.9news.com/article/news/investigations/trucking-company-connected-to-i-70-crash-has-history-of-safety-issues-involving-brakes/73-18e8ce1f-5486-4dc8-828c-e52b3fdd6239

"Online inspection reports from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveal 30 violations connected to Castellano 03 trucking since late 2017.
At least 10 violations include issues like “brake tubing and hose adequacy” and “clamp or Roto type brake out-of-adjustment," the reports say."
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2019, 01:56:45 PM »

How long might the truck driver spend in prison? I would expect a hefty sentence.
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2019, 05:33:03 PM »

This is terrible. It's hard to believe a person who drives for a living would overlook the dangers of driving his out of control truck straight into heavy traffic. Really, 23 year old drivers should stay off tricky roads like that part of I-70. Those jobs should go to more experienced drivers.
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2019, 08:50:43 PM »

The I-70 descent is well marked and well signed all the way from Idaho Springs to the C-470 interchange.

I think what a lot of people don't appreciate --- I-70 takes awhile after C-470 to truly flatten out.  It continues to have a non-insignificant downhill descent all the way from C-470 to C-58 (Golden Expressway).  The I-70/C-470 interchange is at 6180 feet.  The I-70/Denver West interchange (where the accident occurred) is at 5680 feet.

That's another 500 vertical feet over 3 horizontal miles.  Only a 3%-ish grade, but it's still downhill. 

Makes it even more important for trucks to use that runaway truck ramp up the hill if they can.  It's the only runaway truck ramp and there's more downhill than explicitly advertised ahead.
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 10:04:20 AM »

This is terrible. It's hard to believe a person who drives for a living would overlook the dangers of driving his out of control truck straight into heavy traffic. Really, 23 year old drivers should stay off tricky roads like that part of I-70. Those jobs should go to more experienced drivers.

If companies paid those who drive for a living a better wage as well as the mechanics, their accident rate would go down.  Turnover rates run in the 100% territory for many of the major carriers.  Management forgets the most valuable capital is human capital.  Truck drivers, as opposed to nuts behind the wheel, do not grow on trees! 

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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2019, 11:49:11 AM »

If companies paid those who drive for a living a better wage as well as the mechanics, their accident rate would go down.  Turnover rates run in the 100% territory for many of the major carriers.  Management forgets the most valuable capital is human capital.  Truck drivers, as opposed to nuts behind the wheel, do not grow on trees!

Neither does the cash earned by trucking companies. What makes you think the companies can afford to pay the higher wages? The turnover rate you cite suggests it's not just the shakiest operations that are living on the edge, financially.
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Re: Massive 28 vehicle wreck on I-70, 4 dead
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2019, 03:26:52 PM »

I think 15 years per count is a decent enough sentence. He won't get out till he's in his 80s.
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