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DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« on: March 06, 2017, 09:06:09 pm »
Happened about 1;25.( I got this info around 4:45. )  this afternoon a few miles from my mill.
Driver at an estimated speed of 55 and the Logging Truck estimated speed at 60.
Driver was believed to have been texting.
Crossed the center line and hit the logging truck head on.
Truck driver not injured.
Only 1 person in the car and that was the driver.
In fact, the driver is still in this car....deceased.

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PAY ATTENTION WHEN DRIVING.....PLEASE.

 

 

BY AMANDA HARRIS
aharris@heraldonline.com

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One person has died in a head-on collision off U.S. 21, said Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol.

At about 1:25 p.m. on March 6, 59-year-old Randy Lee Greene of Catawba was driving north on U.S. 21 when a second driver traveling south on U.S. 21 drove left of the center line and hit Greene head on, Miller said.

The incident happened near Great Falls.

The second driver was driving a 2011 four-door sedan, was wearing a seat belt and became trapped in the car, Miller said. The driver was fatally injured and pronounced dead at the scene. There were no passengers in the car, Miller said.

Greene, who was driving a 2002 truck pulling a trailer, was wearing his seat belt and was injured, but was not trapped in the car, Miller said. Greene was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Piedmont Medical Center. No one else was in Greene’s truck. Greene's condition was not known.

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has not yet identified the driver who died.

Read more here: http://www.heraldonline.com/latest-news/article136842403.html#storylink=cpy

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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 09:25:15 pm »
Wow holy moly. I see people texting all the time and give them a wide berth hoping to not be a party similar to your pic .Rob
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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 09:37:48 pm »
For being against the law here in Ohio I bet one in three I pass on the road is holding there cell phone like it is there life line. Nuts for sure !

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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 09:53:39 pm »
i couldnt find the news clip for this where was it?
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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 10:04:19 pm »
i couldnt find the news clip for this where was it?

It has not come out yet. I got this direct from the Highway Patrol just a few hours after it happened.
It happened in Chester, S.C.
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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2017, 06:16:38 am »
Maybe im missing something , but I see nothing in story about texting??
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2017, 07:21:18 am »
Let me enlighten a few of you that like to analyze every thread that is posted.
In this particular story, you will not see or read in any public news that states how this tragic accident happened.
Some things are just not written in news stories and I think you understand why.

My intent was to ask everyone that reads this to be careful and pay attention while driving.
There are somethings I know about certain things that the general public in my area will not know.

Now you know why you don't see certain things in public print.

Please be carful when you pull out on that road today.  move_it
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2017, 07:49:50 am »
Let me enlighten a few of you that like to analyze every thread that is posted.
In this particular story, you will not see or read in any public news that states how this tragic accident happened.
Some things are just not written in news stories and I think you understand why.

My intent was to ask everyone that reads this to be careful and pay attention while driving.
There are somethings I know about certain things that the general public in my area will not know.

Now you know why you don't see certain things in public print.Ok, we all can come to are own conclusions, bu

Please be carful when you pull out on that road today.  move_it
Well I just said nothing was mentioned about texting in the news story. We all can make our own concluisions.
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2017, 08:23:15 am »
sorry, i was just trying to do a little research before i made a comment about evolution. they could have swerved for a little old lady in the road, otherwise we all seem to have the same opinion on texting, driving and the offenders. hopefully they only eliminate themselves.   i got run off the road earlier this winter. went through a pole....and a tree....and stopped on some clusters of smaller trees(missed the house though).  not my fault but at first glance, youd say i was going too fast. some times theres more to the story. stay vigilant.
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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2017, 08:28:10 am »
Theory of natural selection, only sometimes they take an innocent with them.
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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2017, 09:04:30 am »
Texting or whatever, how are they ever going to recover the body parts from that wreckage?

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Re: DO NOT TEXT AND DRIVE
« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2017, 09:27:39 am »
We had a similar one about six months ago.  A loaded gravel truck was stopped to make a left hand turn into a logging job.  A car hit him from behind.  The examination of the car's "black box" showed that the cruise control was set at 60 MPH and the lady never touched the brake.  A witness said that she was looking down at her phone.

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2017, 10:40:53 am »
The accident investigation will make the determination.  It's a simple matter to look at the call history of that cellphone number and determine what it was doing at the time of the crash.

Poston's point is still valid and the message is clear; don't TEXT and drive. 
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2017, 10:59:05 am »
Over the weekend, driving up I-5 through CA and OR had 3 semi's drift into my lane, one of them forcing me all the way onto the shoulder.  My wife looking up said all three drivers were texting. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2017, 01:30:54 pm »
This is hitting really close to home right now, I couldn't respond last night but will now.  My future (we hoped) son in law which we already considered him as was killed in an accident 3 months ago last Saturday morning.  He wasn't on his phone or using it (they found it in his pocket) when he pulled out on a highway in front of a semi 1 and 1/2 miles from his driveway.  I won't even answer my phone when driving but if I have to I just pull over or hand it to someone else, David's message is right, I don't care about phones just folks, please pay attention, accidents do happen no matter what the distraction may be.  One radio station even had the report of his accident on their website before all family was notified and said that he was texting and ran the stop sign, the driver of the truck called his family twice the day of the accident and reassured them he did stop and wasn't on a phone he said "I just don't know why he didn't see me I was right there and did everything I could to miss him".  I can't imagine how he feels to this day.  He hit the passenger door of the cab at 60 and came out in front of the drivers door from what I could tell by the pictures.  Just pay attention please, we'll never know why that happened but it happens in a hurry.
 

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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2017, 02:33:12 pm »
Thank You Pat for sharing your tragedy.   :'( 
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« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2017, 04:43:58 pm »
It's not our place to pass judgement.
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« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2017, 07:08:35 pm »
thats why i was trying to find the news article before passing judgement. over and out.

Why would you need a news article when I posted what happened?  say_what  :)
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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2017, 02:18:54 pm »
no one seems to care about the laws.   I travel the 401 (the busiest hwy in North america)  on occasion.   I see people texting reading paper work on laptops reading newspapers eat salad putting make up on eating cereal out of a bowl just to name a few things.   people forget drivin is a privilege  not a right .  it really does grind my gears.