Comments for: Woman flown to Bangor hospital after crash with tractor-trailer

Posted Feb. 10, 2012, at 10:14 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 11, 2012, at 5:48 p.m.

OLD TOWN | A Hermon woman was airlifted to a Bangor hospital Friday evening after the car she was driving collided with a tractor-trailer at the intersection of Bennoch Road and Exit 199 of Interstate 95. Old Town police Sgt. Scott Casey said the accident happened at 4:50 p.m. …

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  • Anonymous

    This is ridiculous, that intersection is extremely dangerous and has never been labeled correctly. Something has to be done, because it used to be kind of two lanes leading up to the light then they put in the yield sign but you don’t know if you have to yield out of the lane or have to yield to even pull off the ramp. Hopefully this woman is ok, I’m betting that this probably wouldn’t have happened if this intersection was setup properly.

    • Mel

      I completely agree.  I was involved in a really bad accident approximately two years ago at the same location.  Fortunately neither I or the other driver and his occupants sustained major injuries. However, something must be employed in order to prevent further accidents like this from occurring.

      • a really bad accident that resulted in no major injuries ???

        • Anonymous

          the vehicles could have been badly damaged 

    • Anonymous

      There is no light where this happened.  You get off of the interstate,  no yield, there is a stop.  Left and right takes you on to the Bennock road.  Best wishes.

      • Anonymous

        Ahhh, yes I was thinking of stillwater. Yeah she probably shouldn’t have tried to beat that. Thanks for the correction

        • Danielle Worster

          bgr2saco4me- JUST SO YOU KNOW this happens to be my big sister who is currently in ICU and she didn’t try to BEAT anything. That was a totally tasteless comment to make about a girl that is pretty much fighting for her life. And I don’t care WHO’s fault it was, what is important at this point is that she makes it through this. I feel sorry for the trucker that whether at fault or not is I am sure carrying enough guilt with him he truly doesn’t need everyone else adding guilt to him. So as I said it is not about who is at fault but that she makes it. So please keep your comments clean and if not keep them to yourself because neither my sister nor the truck driver involved need the rudeness.

          • Anonymous

            My heart goes out to your sister as well as the truck driver. A horrible accident. May they both recover from the tragedy.

          • Guest

            My sympathies to you and yours, but I have to say that what bgr2saco4me said wasn’t anything out of line. Your anger and frustration is understandable, but completely misdirected.

            Once again, my prayers and sympathy. Good Luck to her and you.

          • Anonymous

            “Yeah she probably shouldn’t have tried to beat that” is an assumption and completely baseless statement at this point unless the commenter was an eyewitness to the accident.  Danielle’s anger is properly directed.

            Hoping for a full and quick recovery for the victim.

          • Guest

            BS ! Her understandable pain was misdirected to a benign comment to the obvious.   If she was pulling off the highway onto a secondary road, then she is completely responsible for checking whether it is safe to do so, no matter how bad the intersection may be designed. 

            Expect the unexpected and know that YOU are watching out for YOU!

          • Anonymous

            I respectfully disagree with your call of BS.  The article clearly states that a cause for the accident has not been determined.  There a number of circumstances other than “trying to beat that” which resulted in the accident.  What you deem “obvious” may end up being incorrect; and if it is so “obvious” the police would not need to conduct accident reconstruction.  Again, unless you are an eyewitness, you can only ASSUME what happened.

          • Guest

            Regardless of the cause, to go back to the beginning, I still say that it was an overreaction to a relatively innocent remark sparked only by grief and worry. Peace

          • Anonymous

            Think what you want your the one making yourself look like an @$$, an over reaction would of been lashing out calling them everything in the book, instead of a calm well thought out comment

          • Anonymous

            The police reconstruct every single accident that involve serious life threatening injuries or a death. They don’t do it because they don’t know the cause (although sometimes that is true) but to have all their “ducks in a row” if they have to go to court.

          • Anonymous

            Um no it wasn’t pain, My Wife took the time and thought about what she wrote before she wrote it, if you knew her sister at all, you would know shes scared of trucks, if she didn’t think she had time she never would of went, it was most like misjudgement as we all have done, we aren’t all perfect drivers, even US truck drivers (yes I am one too) aren’t perfect but we aren’t, I wanna say thank you to. the truck driver for his quick reactions in trying to avoid this tragedy, if he hadn’t swerved she may not be here fighting for her life, now get over yourself and realize your not perfect and don’t know everything

          • Guest

            Since most people here don’t have  intimate knowledge of that particular intersection and certainly not of your sister in law, some slack should be allowed.

            When I was called to the hospital because my sister had “been in an accident”, I didn’t know that it was really just to identify the body.  There was talk around town that if she had been driving a real car instead of “one of those upstart Hondas” or “she always drove too fast”, I just let it roll off my back.
            I too have driven the big rigs in my day including a cross country trip (before I said to heck with this), so I have a bit of experience with them too.
            Thank you for the reply (I think) to my ‘lashing out’.

          • Anonymous

            Give it a rest!

            SOME people always want to be right even when they are extremely insensitive. Seek some help for yourself, rude buzzard.

          • Guest

            Reread my original reply, please, and the two comments to which I replied/referred to (both have since been modified from their original form), then the repeated beatings I got that were far more out of line than my original was.
            Then, Aunt Bea, butt out! I don’t believe you have anything of value to say to me.

            Nice edit behind the scene. Your use of ‘extremely’ shows that you didn’t read my original remark like I suggested. The other one that stuck his/her nose in and slapped me deserved to get slapped back.
            Now YOU give it a rest and go away. :|

          • Masterguide

            Often at that intersection one pulls out , at the same time when a car or truck goes over the Alton town line into Old Town they speed up 10-20 mph on the bridge, I think maybe we should put speed bumps on the bridge ,just a thought …lol.
            No, really at most intersections on I- 95 this is a  problem , clear passage to get on the highway, good examples is , south bound getting off in Stillwater , and another bad one is the Kelly road in Orono.

          • Anonymous

            Well wishes to your sister and your family…prayers for a full recovery!

          • Anonymous

            I’m so sorry I didn’t mean for it to sound that bad, I make comments quickly on my phone and sometimes what I write doesn’t come out right. I’ll be praying for your sister to get better, as well as comfort for your family, sorry again for the trouble.

          • Anonymous

            I wanna say thank you for apologizing to my Wife instead of lashing back at her as many heartless people on here would do, that takes a Real Man or Woman to come back and apologize

          • Anonymous

            You are truly right!  Best wishes to your sister!!

          • Anonymous

            My prayers are with you and your family, as well as the truck driver, like you said, no matter who is at fault he must be ravaged with guilt, I pray your sister makes a speedy and complete recovery. 

      • Anonymous

        Maybe a yeild heading back toward Old Town?

    • Wrong exit, but this one is very dangerous. Edited to end my part in this.

      • Anonymous

        have you talked to any of these drivers? ever met any of them? even if you have, do you know them all?? didn’t think so.. so to state “those drivers never pay attention” is about as far from the truth as you can get… these truck drivers log 1000s and 1000s of miles a year, alot of whom have NO ACCIDENTS, NO MOVING VIOLATIONS AT A L L. . .

        • Anonymous

          and i would add until you drive a 80,000 to 100,000 lb truck and trailer you will never have a right to guess what the truck driver did wrong or right ! I have driven over 1 million miles in every type of truck they make and i think all drivers need to be made to ride in one to see exactly how they handle and their stopping capabilities. Truck driver are some of the safest and most experienced drivers on the road ! I will put my driving record against any passenger vehicles record any day !

        • I am well aware of truckers and what they go through. My statement was a generalization. Not anything to cause such a severe reaction. I am ending my part in this with prayers for both the trucker and the woman involved.

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about? There is no light there. The problem with the Bennoch  road it wash’t built for as much heavy truck traffic that it gets. That particular area gets Juniper Ridge trash trucks, chip trucks to Old Town paper mill as well many local gravel trucks. It is a dangerous road from I-95 to route 43 because of the heavy trucks and they are overweight traveling too fast for conditions. I live within that area and see it daily.

      • Anonymous

        Old Town paper mill ?????

        • Anonymous

          WOW! where have you been the mill in Old Town has been open for a few years and wood chip trucks haul chips from LaGrange to pulp for paper products mill in Old Town on a regular basis. 

      • Anonymous

        so you can tell just by looking at a passing truck that it’s over weight?!?! if you can contact Maine state Police, because they pay 10,000 dollars for each truck scale they buy, you could definitly save them money…

        • Anonymous

          Give me a set of scales and I bet I could pay for them in no time on Route 16 between Rt43 and I95. I live on that stretch and have never seen a DOT weigh wagon weighing a trash hauler or chip truck. However a tenth of a mile they are set up there regularly checking trucks south bound on I-95.

      • Anonymous

        I too live on that stretch of Bennoch Road and although the speed limit says 45 they only go 45 if they have HAVE to slow down for something!  Closer to 55-60 is pretty normal and there are way to many big trucks for such a residential road!!

        • Anonymous

          without looking it up how fast do you think a plane is going as it’s landing?

          • Anonymous

            Fast enough so it won’t crash!!

          • Anonymous

            Funny.

          • Anonymous

            Depends on the plane, weather (wind), weight, landing surface, glideslope, pilot expertice, and pucker factor!

          • Anonymous

            Come on, I wasn’t posting a quiz, the point is sometimes you just can’t always judge speed correctly, some times size of a moving object distorts what you think, sometimes whats in the back ground distort how you percieve speed, what angle you view it from.
             But since you seem knowledgable, how slow can a 737 go before it’s too slow and falls out of the sky?
             

          • Anonymous

            How many SOB’s (Souls on board), FOB (fuel on board), is the gear down, Flaps up? The answer is slightly above V2….Naw I was just trying to add a little levity…  About 120 knots though. And I do agree with you about distortion and illusions of object’s size and speed.

    • Anonymous

      get  a clue ,you have no idea what exit that is.

      • Anonymous

        Ok, and I’m sure you’re perfect

        • Anonymous

          I think you realize what you said was  unfavorable, but it takes a big person of quality to say they are sorry. I realize people say things before they think about how it sounds, everyone on the planet does it, very few apologize, less can forgive even tho they know they’ve done the same thing many times over.
           

  • Masterguide

    The speed limit is 40 mph on the Alton side of the bridge , perhaps it should be lowered  to 35  on Old Town side . I have found that the truckers  , going to the gravel pits in Alton and the dump site , DO JUST WHAT THEY WANT TO ! we need to have  more  police deptment check points from exit 199 to Harris store ( Dysarts) more often.
    Instead of talking to the drivers of these truck , more presure should be put on the companies that own or control them , maybe charge them also when their drivers makes a mistake.
    this happens more often than we think.
    I think it is about time we do something about it !

    • Anonymous

      The companies who own fleets do get charged every time one of their drivers does something.  There is more regulation on trucking that about any other business I have seen.

    • Anonymous

      I also live in Alton and travel daily on route 16. I am not concerned about the trucks that travel that road daily its the other yahoo’s on the road. They are always passing me going 70 miles per hour. I tend to go a littler faster then I should so it amazes how many drivers pass me. It’s not the truckers.

  • Anonymous

    This so sucks……no names, and no phone calls.   I’ve been on the negative end of a “visit”,   my wife is wondering.   I understand why,  but I try to calm her down. It sucks, I kinda know now what it is like to wonder. And please do not stereotype someone is wondering,

    • This was a very unfortunate situation and why does anyone have to be pointing the finger it is a miracle that she survived being hit by a tractor trailer….and I also feel bad for the truck driver …I know his heart had to  be also up in his throut…..God Bless them both and their famlies…..nobody is perfect and we all have made mistakes…Please dont make a sad situation worse!

  • Anonymous

    I am so sick of it always being the truckers.  I don’t know the details of this situation but just seeing the other comments it’s obvious it’s the intersection that’s a problem but God forbid there’s a truck involved & it’s the truck’s fault and lets dump more rules and regulations on them.  Maybe it’s because they’re so big and scary?  Maybe because they’re so big their sins are more visible?  You ought to ride in one for a day & see what the STUPID cars do all the darn time.  Just like people who are afraid to fly don’t want to believe that flying is one of the safest modes of travel but when a plane does crash it’s a big deal.  Does anyone know how many trucks are on the road & what the percentage of “sins” really are?  Not to say that there aren’t “bad guys” but geeeezzeeeee!!!!!!!!!!  Actually, if the price of fuel keeps going up you won’t have to worry about the big bad trucks because there won’t be any………

    • Guest

      Thank you for that.

    • Europe has much higher fuel prices than the US and they still have plenty of trucks on the road, so no need to worry about the price of fuel, trucks will remain on the road regardless.

    • ladybaroque

      It’s true; I think that we do tend to blame truck drivers and it’s not fair.  There have been some fatalities lately here in Maine that were the fault of the drivers but not all fatalies are the truck drivers’ fault.  I bet we would all amend our views if we had to drive  a semi for a week or even a day.

    • Anonymous

      Oh, come on Milly.  You’re making the excuse that so-called accidents with trucks are all right because some car drivers do stupid things ?  Try driving US70 between Salina and Denver in a snow storm.  Last time I did it I counted 72 semi’s in various non-normal positions (mostly jacknifed or on their sides) along that long rural stretch.  Truck drivers are under the same pressures to complete and deliver that Southwest Airlines pilots are under.  Cut corners, take chances and make some money.  That’s why I never fly that airline, or drive a semi in a snowstorm.  Incidentially, this diatribe has nothing to do with the accident in this article.  Just a reaction to a post.

  • Anonymous

    To you right is downhill you should be able to see forever, to your left is a slight rise,  you stilll should be able to see adequetely ,but the bridge rail blocks your sight slightly,especially with a small car, lived up there for many years, im saying driver inattention on the 4 wheelers part. We all do it, i know i have, ive had some close ones where i should have gotten splattered ,but i been lucky enough to have never been involved in one with anybody else that was my fault and im late 50’s, but i did almost get killed by some kid who blew a stop sign, those are the worst, your expecting them too and they dont

  • Anonymous

    I agree with all the comments here about it always being about the truckers! I drove truck past this intersection for six years making at least four trips to the mill in Old Town a day! I have had many close calls at this intersection, most of them due to the other vehicle trying to beat me when pulling out to go towards Lagrange. I once had a motorcycle start to go stop then go anyway. By the time he did go and crossed over in front of me I couldn’t see him over the end of the hood! I don’t know how we didn’t hit. The problem is people pull up to the stop sign and  misjudge how far away the oncoming traffic is coming from Lagrange. There is a stop sign there people just need to have some patience when they see a vehicle coming a couple more seconds might just save your life! ( My incedent with the motorcycle happened when the speedlimit there was still 50!) Glad they dropped it to 45 there. Please people stop blaming the trucks 95% of them are trying, there is alot to deal with in a truck, alot to worry about, NO drivier that I know wants to hurt anyone in an accident! I am sorry for all paople involved in this and I hope for a speedy recovery for the woman and the truck driver! Until YOU have injured a person in an accident whether your fault or not you do not have any idea what goes through your head it can lead to serious mental issues! All you can do for a LONGGGGG time is replay the accident in your head and think what could I have done? Most of the time nothing!

  • Downeasta

    When you learn to drive with a CDL, one of the first things you learn is that no matter how big your truck is, people will not see you.  You could have flashing lights with chase cars and warninings of large load or som other detail.  Yet 4 wheelers (does not imply 4 wheel drive ) have this mindset that says truck equals slow, I can get out in front before they get here.

    Altho no determination has been found.  We the truck drivers are more likely to be found at fault as the common 4 wheeler does not have the training that we do.  It is unfortunate, yet if more people had training to drive a truck, in my opinion, some of the whacky things we see would not be happening.  The truck driver must plan on you driving nuts.  Not saying you the reader, but the people out there that have interesting driving habits.

      We have to watch the head actions of all the other drivers as well as keep our loads on the road.  We watch to see if your weaving slightly, do you have a map out, are you looking at the radio.  Are you looking at road signs and driving slowly?  Do I have enough room to stop if you suddenly pass me?  If you just passed me, am I approaching a off ramp and are you going to cut me off because you didnt want to sit behind a slow truck yet could not wait for turn off?  Then we get these wonderful characters that scream at high rate of speed onto a highway and then can no longer find the gas pedal.

    Its a tough job out there.  We may be on the road doing our job 3-4 weeks wiith out any home time.  Think about it, when was the last time you got into a closet of 8 feet by 8 feet to do your job for 70 hours per week?  We then get to sit in some run down parking lot for 34 hours and try and catch up on sleep or see some sights (if you can bobtail, no trailer).  So this continues, no easy to find bathroom, the only people that welcome us are other truckers.

    The media love to say we are terrible people.  Yet if you saw us with out a truck you probably would not know we drive.  We will not be sidelined because of the cost of fuel.  We will still be on the road even after the price of gas keeps everyone else from buying fuel.  Alas as the price of fuel goes up, so will our (you included) price of bread go up.  The cost of supply is also the cost you pay.  People are still getting rich on what we pay for gas.  We are your neighbors, your uncles, your best friends, the person down the street.  We are not just guys, there are women out there too.

    Final note?  The next time you wave at us?  We like it better when you use all five fingers.  LOL

    • Anonymous

      Very well said!

    • Anonymous

      I understand what you are saying but for ever “4 wheeler” mistake they make I can provide an example of some bad decisions a “BST” has made.

      The roads belong to everyone.

      • Downeasta

         I dont support the actions of a super trucker (drivers with lack of consideration of how they drive, poorly).  Super truckers eventually get fired.  They love to drive at high speed in bad weather, and do all things wrong in truck driving.  Alas it is usually the super trucker that you read about that has done some damage as they want to get the load delivered as fast as they can.

        I would just as well tell the DM (driver manager) the weather was to inclement to drive during heavy snow and park it.

    • Anonymous

      What’s up with the “Anthem of the Truck Driver” Downeasta?  I believe everyone respects what truck drivers do but don’t make it sound like everyone’s against all of you.  Here in York County it seems to be a one to one (probably an exaggeration) semi/car ratio.  Try driving your “4 wheeler” in inclement weather when you have 4 lanes of traffic and a “BFT” blows by you with more slush or rain than your wipers can handle…  scary.  Or how about merging after the toll booth as they’re crossing into your lane accelerating like a tortoise taking up 3 lanes?  Or just merging onto the highway in general.  Would you guys/gals EVER move over or would you just run over every car that may not yield as well you think they should?

      I can see how it would stink to share the road with mere “4 wheelers” Downeasta, but the other way around isn’t a day at the beach either, especially in So. ME.  Oh and btw, high fuel prices bite for all of us, not just truck drivers.

      My thoughts and prayers go out to this woman, her family and also the truck driver and his family. Regardless of fault or blame, may you all recover quickly and fully.

      • Anonymous

        “may not yield as well you think they should?” – You mean like the law states traffic merging into highway traffic must yield to existing traffic?

        ” high fuel prices bite for all of us, not just truck drivers.” – When was the last time you put $1000.00 of fuel in your car in one transaction?

        • Anonymous

          I put my money into my OWN business.  Of which btw, fuel is a big cost.  It’s okay to complain about high fuel prices, my point is it affects everyone.  Not just the people that have chosen the trucking profession.  I’m not usually one to inject politics into things, but it’s time we started drilling our own oil and buying it from our Canadian friends and putting people to work on building the pipeline.  It would benefit us all. 
           
          When I see a semi coming down an on ramp I will pull out to the middle lane to let them in.  I just don’t really see the same courtesy when the situation is reversed.  Is it the black and white law?  No.  But if I don’t yield or stop the semi WILL run me over and NOT show me the same courtesy that I would show them.  That’s all I’m saying.  I respect truckers and wish them well.  I’m just not sure they always feel the same way.

      • Anonymous

        Keep in mind that truck drivers DO have to accelerate in order to make it up inclines in inclement weather or they will be stuck in the middle of that incline and have to either be towed or back down the incline (which is not safe either) and try and make repeated attempts to get their heavy truck to the top of it. Try following a 4 wheeler up an incline going too slow, and then spend the next several hours stuck in the middle of the hill trying to get your heavy load up the hill. If this happened in 4 lanes of traffic-assuming that when you say that there were 4 lanes, one being a passing lane, then the truck driver was not breaking the law in passing you. He or she is not the one responsible for how your car wipers work. I understand your points, but before you start judging all truck drivers as incompetent, perhaps you should spend the day with one. The majority of truck drivers are not out there to hurt anyone. Accidents happen-sometimes the truck driver is at fault, sometimes the 4 wheeler is at fault.  You do have to admist that the majority of the time people assume it was the truck drivers fault…downeasta was merely pointing out that fact, and has every right to defend his choice of occupation.

    • Anonymous

      Being the wife of a truck driver, I could not have said it better myself….BRAVO DOWNEASTA…hopefully this will open up some peoples eyes, and make them realize what truck drivers have to put up with on a daily basis. Its a job that requires many sacrifices on the part of the truck driver, AND their family. Next time you buy something at the store, REALLY think about how it got there. Yes, my husbands job is what he CHOSE as his career to do, but that doesnt mean he has to put up with being looked down upon, and stereotyped as a bad driver just because there are some bad truck drivers out there. The majority of truck drivers are PROFESSIONAL drivers. Just to get hazmat and CDL license, and other various endorsements, you have to pass tests, and get the approval of state and federal agencies. Like any job, you will have people who are not good at their jobs, but just because you encounter a few bad ones doesnt make them ALL bad. I pray that this young lady will  be ok. Keep in mind that from other comments, the road layout may be to blame. I doubt very much that this ladys family and the truck driver needs any negative commenting right now. Let the investigation into this horrific accident be completed before any blame is given. In the meantime, these people that are making negative comments about truck drivers or the lady herself, could be praying for both of these individuals instead.

      • Downeasta

         LOL bad truck drivers = super truckers.  90mph in a snow squal or fog bank.

  • Why can’t people stop playing arm chair detective and instead voice their concern for the two people involved in this accident.  Geez where the hell has compassion gone anyway??  Regardless of whose fault this was; does it really matter right now? It was an accident! Two peoples lives have been altered forever. Two families will have to deal with the aftermath of this accident. These two people are someones loved one..look around you would you want people dragging YOUR loved ones through the “mud” in a time like this. I have my doubts.

    Keep in mind you never know when it could be your family member in either drivers seat! Best wishes to the young lady fighting for her life, to the truck driver and both of their families.

  • THE POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS: ACCIDENTS ARE CALLED ACCIDENTS FOR A REASON!  ITS AS SIMPLE AS THAT!
    THE DRIVER WASNT OUT TO GET HER AND SHE WASNT OUT TO CAUSE AN ACCIDENT!

    Instead of taking the time to POINT FINGERS! Why dont you try sending a PRAYER, to the Trucker who was involved, and the Injured!

    On a story like this, comments should be intended to help the family of  and the victims involved not a place to sit and argue back and forth as to what happened and why. Leave that to the people involved. IT DOESNT MATTER, IT WAS AN ACCIDENT!

    SO: Prayers and thoughts from myself, and my family, to both the Trucker and Her!
    We will be thinking and praying for you all!

    • You say this well. I try and say this to people and they dont care. Everyone has an opinion on how they think things happen, driver being to young, possible texting, playing with radio I mean the list goes on and on! I hope these people will someday get a clue and realize YOURE RIGHT its called an ACCIDENT for a reason, sometimes preventable many times NOT

  • What is wrong with people…. This is someones family involved on both sides… Feel bad for the truck driver who has to live with this and Thank God he is not laying in a bed fighting for his life….. And pray for the woman ( my cousin) who is fighting for her life….. Accidents are accidents for a reason no one plans for them to happen…My cousin didn’t wake up yesterday morning saying…” o gee lets see if I can cause an accident and land myself in the hospital… seriously people have a heart…. Who cares who was at fault just be thankful both drivers are still alive and pray it stays that way! And for those of you that have nothing better to do then bash people on the internet get a life!

    • Anonymous

      Computer Desk Detectives is whats wrong Amanda, people on here can be heartless and don’t think of what if it was their own family member, to many people know everything and these are the results rotten rude and disrespectful comments!

  • where you there? no didn’t think so….

    • …………………….

    • Anonymous

      Dont get huffy with me it is a just a question not condemning

      • Just saying it don’t matter…. We all do it! 

  • Anonymous

    This accident is terrible.  I’ve driven truck for years and luckily I’ve never been in an accident that was my fault.  I was rear-ending in Boston a year ago. The driver was okay but his car was very much totalled. Get this, Before I made it back for home time, I had over a dozen letter from lawyers wanting me to sue the driver of the 4-wheeler for pain and suffering, lost wages and many more other bull reasons. Of course  didn’t. My DOT bumper didnt even get scratched.

     Accidents ARE accidents, true. That intersection needs a big overhaul. You almost have to be out in the road before you can see to the left.  I wonder if enough of us go on that See, Click, Fix thing it would be fixed?

  • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    Ahhh yes another truck crashed so it brings out all the pencil pushing dorks that sit at their computer and get on here and explain to everyone why and how it happened and whose fault it is. Get a life, if you need to comment why not try to make it a nice one for both families involved. The fact is no one was there other than the two drivers and maybe witnesses, so get over yourselves and find something to do with your time……maybe get some schooling on what you think your so smart at already? Because most of the comments that regard a crash, regarding a truck or not, are usually so off the wall they don’t even make sense. Some of you don’t even realize how unintelligent you even sound to the people that actually know what they are talking about. And one last thing, it was an ACCIDENT! Contrary to what you computer desk professionals think, as long as they keep building things that have wheels and engines from time to time they WILL HAVE AN ACCIDENT! Professional or not, distracted or not, things happen. Its not rocket science people. .

    • Anonymous

      Well Said Buddy, Thanks

  • Anonymous

    Holly’s Boyfriend who is also a truck driver, Wants me to thank all of you who have put Holly in your thoughts even if you didn’t know her, and also too let you @$$holes that are blaming the truck driver know he is praying just as much for The Driver as he is for his Girlfriend, he knows what the driver is dealing with, you guys think you know but until you’ve been through it personally don’t make judgements on anyone

    • Anonymous

      prayers be with you all..i live up the road from where it happened and come upon it when i was headed to work……….i hope and pray that she makes a full recovery……and prayers also for the truck driver involved that is a bad section of road there, and has been a number of accidents there in the last few months

      • Anonymous

        Thank You! Yes it sure is, its pretty blind in a car the guardrail and bridge barrier creates an awful blind spot, I am surprised an accident like this hasn’t happened already, its a bad bad set up

        • M.

          My problem is, I concenrtrate so much on the left (turn to Alton) that I take the right (turn to OT) for granted.  That’s where I have screwed up.  And, the sun just blinds you at times. It makes no sense to put a light there.   Traffic flow has increased but not to that extent.    

  • Anonymous

    This is a forum open for discussion, not a get well card ! Everyone has an opinion and thats why BDN has established this forum , so lets not condemn people for stating their opinion ! We all wish the best for both parties , i dont think there is any doubt there !

  • Anonymous

    If you want to advertise….call the BDN and place an add. I am sure they would appreciate the business.

  • Anonymous

    I dont think it was either of there faults. Thats a bad intersection where a stop light should be placed. Its hard to see if anyones coming, and she probably didnt see the truck till it was to late. My dad was a truck driver for over 20 years, and its not easy to stop on a dime, its like mission impossible. Holly is a great person, and is fighting for her life in portland. People really need to stop blaming the driver of the semi and the driver of the car, and think of their families.

  • M.

    I take this exit home just about everyday but on Friday I decided to take a different route.  My husband was detoured to Howland.   When he  ‘moaned’ to a cop the cop said “you’re much better off than the people involved in the accident”.  That put everything in perspective!  A couple of years ago, I came very close to colliding w/a pickup at that very spot.  It was very sunny and I just didn’t take the time to check well enough.  I encounter loaded trucks daily and they are probably the best drivers around.  Frankly, I worry more about drivers who text, use phones and put on their make-up or shave (I’ve seen it all).   This could happen to any of us so please try to be more compassionate. 
     

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