Dashboard video of trucker who crashed into police cars

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  1. dawg

    dawg In The Dog House Staff Member

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    The driver of an empty fuel tanker was using his cell phone to look at Facebook when he crashed into three police cars and two fire department trucks on Interstate 8 in May, killing an Arizona Department of Public Safety officer.

    The truck driver, Jorge Espinoza, is charged with second-degree murder and other crimes. Video is from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. At 8 seconds into the video, the driver's phone can be seen flying up as the impact occurred.

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  2. BearShit

    BearShit Yung Boul

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    What an ass. Enjoy your 2 years in the pen
     
  3. eliasbboy

    eliasbboy Insert Witty Title Here Staff Member

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    wtf

     
  4. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    I see it all day everyday, it's a miracle this doesn't happen 100x a day
     
  5. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    ...and the company should rethink the position of the dash cam if the view can be blocked by shit in the cup holder
     
  6. Stew Nod

    Stew Nod Well-Known Member Banned User

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    He'll do more than 2 years
     
  7. jdwhatever

    jdwhatever Fesh Gold

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    why would the company have any interest in recording their drivers, it just is more of a liability to them, since it shows his fault
     
  8. jdwhatever

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    crazy
     
  9. eliasbboy

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    The fact it shows HIS fault removes them from blame. He can't contend the brakes failed, the truck was faulty, etc. etc.

    Most of those drivers are independent contractors. That means if the company can prove HIS guilt, they are not liable.

    I think...
     
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    yeah I guess, if independent drivers, but the company is going to have blame, just for the fact of the driver being their employee (if not independent)
     
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    either way, very sad
     
  12. Gunslinger

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    The company is still a party to a lawsuit and will be the primary defendant in any suit. Insurance etc will all be through the company. Criminal negligence is an entirely separate matter.

    If you're drunk driving and you kill someone, your insurance carrier still pays out. They don't though defend you in any criminal investigation and if he settlement exceeds their limits, it's on him too.
     
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    Also, by having a dashboard cam, which should have revealed he was on his phone in the past, the company is opening itself to more liability because it knew or should have known its driver was driving unsafely. Here it looks like he had something there blocking it -- if he did this a lot and was not reprimanded, they are are in trouble too. Either way they get nailed with deliberate intent
     
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    Relative of yours?
     
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    What an asshole. I hope he gets locked away for life in some dark, damp, fuck-me-in-the-ass prison.
     
  16. basketcase

    basketcase Pissed that Naz only has 2 legs

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    [video=youtube_share;EwLk8p7tprc]http://youtu.be/EwLk8p7tprc[/video]
     
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    Dawg loves cawk
     
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    Naz?
     
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    The distracted driver was visiting escort sites and porn sites around the time of the collision. He covered the camera with his wallet and did not have his hands on the wheel, they were on his drippy precummed dick.
     
  20. basketcase

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    I just posted that video but there's a ton more of scary sad shit out there. I shouldn't have watched it cuz now I'm freaked out.