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  • Downeasta

    Suppose she will declare that she did not see the log truck blocking the road?

    • County Escapee

      Apparently she either didn’t or couldn’t.

    • Anonymous

      The accident happened at 6:02 PM, which is now after sunset. A log trailer usually does not have side marker lights, most always the reflective tape that is required is covered in mud or dust making the trailer very hard to see in the dark from a side view. The driver I am sure, like everyone else has limited space in their driveway and needed to back into the yard. It is better to back a large truck into a driveway versus backing out of it.

  • wow no one has mentioned it maybe caused by texting!! This is a first

    • Anonymous

      Yep, you was the first. lol. 

    • Anonymous

      I highly doubt that the 66 year old driver was texting.

      • I didnt say that she was. I stated that I was shocked that someone else hadnt already posted “oh she was texting” and you must be a teenager to think that a 66 year old wasnt texting! I know quite a few people over 66 that text. You saying that a 66 year old is to old to do it and knows better or just that a 66 year old wouldnt text? Anyway it was just to be a joke anyway if you look at any accident article comments someone always assumes texting or talking on the phone. Thats all.

  • Anonymous

    Can someone who knows this area shed a little light on this for me? Was it a straight, easy to see what’s going on ahead of you stretch of road, or did she come around a corner, and have no time to stop? 

    Wishing this woman a complete recovery!

    • Anonymous

       Very dark there, not many streetlights and log trailers do not have any lights on the side of them

      • Anonymous

         Thank you for clarifying. Neither scenario is a good one, but I was kind of hoping that it was a visibility issue, rather than a not paying attention issue.

        • County Escapee

          Goggle map shows that address as being on a long straight road. If memory serves me (cha right), the town only has 4-500 population and 1 street light. As my dad used to say: ” Darker than a skunk’s grave.” whatever that’s like. 

          I’m thinking she is darned lucky.  :)  

      • Anonymous

         yes they do have light’s on the side of the trailer called marker light’s

  • Anonymous

    I have strong feelings about people backing into parking spots, driveways, etc.  Since about 90% of people pull into driveways, parking spaces, etc., this seems to be a bad practice.  I will admit that a semi has a little better reason to do this.   I also think if someone feels the need to back into a parking space, the shouldn’t be parking there in the first place.

    On several occasions I have witnessed drivers making U turns,  holding up traffic for minutes, etc., while trying to back into a parking place.  In many instances they pull past a spot, and then back up.  I have seen them almost get hit time and time again.

    I really don’t understand peoples need to back into a spot.  It’s much more dangers to go against the general traffic flow to get an advantage in pulling out.   Getting in and out of a parking spot requires the same amount of vehicle movement, why not go with the general flow and PULL into a parking spot?   I wonder do drivers feel safer backing in against traffic, or backing out, but within the norm?  I personally don’t.   I have seen lots of accidents because of this.  They didn’t say if the semi driver was charged or not.  Generally when you are backing, you are at fault in an accident.

    • Anonymous

      Its called TRAFFIC. Work with it, plan on it, and look for the unexpected.

    • Anonymous

      I was always taught by my parents to back into a space if at all possible, in case something happens and you need to be jump started, towed,  or otherwise helped. It also kept me from being ticketed while living on my college campus since campus police had a clear view of my parking permit. I don’t think there’s anything dangerous about backing into a spot, so long as you do it safely. It’s the same thing with pulling into a space; that can be equally dangerous if people aren’t paying attention.

      • Anonymous

        He’s from away. They are always smarter than us, better drivers and so on. They want us to be more like them. Yet they are the ones unhappy with where they came from.

  • Anonymous

    No matter who you are, or what you are driving, If you are at the controls, it is up to you and only you to avoid a collision. Yes, there are always circumstances, but ultimately, if you are at the controls……..
    Hoping the lady in the car is ok, I would never wish harm on anyone.

  • Anonymous

    I am going to  try to clarify a few things here as I grew up in this area.. Not sure of exact location but have a rough idea. The Golden Ridge Road, is a back country road so to speak,, It would have ZERO street lights, some parts of it would be narrow, and does have a few significant hills, so putting this all  togather I firmly believe haven driven that road myself that if haven been in the same situation, it could have happened to any of us. This is a road that can promote dangers on any given day of the week..
       On a different note, Speedy recovery to you, and best wishes to your husband, and also Andy and Peter..

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