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Plow drivers beware of surroundings

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Fourbycb, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578


    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Not that it matters but were they even plowing?
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    The way the district operates they may have been.

    I feel for the victims family especially the kids.
  4. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    about 2 weeks ago now there was a plow accitent here in DE where a state tuck ran over a women that was walking along govner prince BLVD in wilimington DE the article was on
    very sad the women was walking along the road early in the am and the truck just came thought and didn't see her.


    let me see if i can find the link to it

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    i had to plow all night saturday sunday am, and you will not beleive the drunk kids walking at 3 am.

    i was backing up and at the last second i see two tramps all dressed in mini skirts, i hit the brakes and i could of swore i was gonna blow a brake line, they never even flinched just kept on stumbling by in theyre heels even, i almost offered them a ride ,
  6. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    This is why i have a backup camera.. Saved me once... That paid for itself right there....
  7. JTVLandscaping

    JTVLandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 862

    Almost the same thing happened to me, 3am, but it was kids in dark clothes with sleds, No idea how I saw them in time...scary.
  8. Krumm

    Krumm Member
    from CR, IA
    Messages: 51

    Wow, can't believe I missed this on the news this morning.
  9. coldcoffee

    coldcoffee Senior Member
    Messages: 776

    That's most unfortunate and that driver will always be haunted by it. I just missed a girl by inches once, who was walking diagonal across a private lot to catch the school bus during a white out, I thought I ran over her toes...I wasn't right for a long time after that. Close calls happen constantly, usually in the early AM. I will never understand what so many people are thinking or just not, when they step out directly behind a truck backing up. It's dark out, it's snowing & high traffic. They see me coming and still do it ...I swear it's something in the water.

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    the back up camera , i wouldn't trust to me seeing is beleiving, the drive was maybe my truck width and the snobanks are 6' tall, and they were in the oncoming lane,so i was goingslow enough but even still to see the yellow light and hear a noisy diesel they were stupid just to walkout like they had the right of way.

    if they were looking for a nice insurance payout i would never walk behind the pos i drive,the whole fleet makes him look like he doesn't have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out,

    it's time to instill upon your kids to choose wisely who they walk out in front of .ya know when ya sit down and tell them about the birds and bees,throw in it's ok to walk behind a mercedes, a pos dodge is a definite no no though :nono:
  11. Ford Guy

    Ford Guy Member
    Messages: 39

    I had a close call the other day while doing my site checks. 2 kids were playing on top of the snow pile, as i drove past one of them fell off. I saw it happen and swerved and he landed right beside my drivers side front tire. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of the victim as well as the driver of the truck, i couldn't even imagine what he's feeling
  12. qualitycut

    qualitycut PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,231

    I almost had this happen this summer I was at a customers house I do lawncare for and the lady next door does daycare, well the kids run all over I looked behind me nothing I started backing up and heard a solid beep (my back up sensor) hit the brakes looked in my mirror and this little girl went running by and was probably less than 6 inches from my bumper I almost had a heart attack.
  13. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I got a call from the manager of my largest client--First Student,a bus transportation company.Apparently,one of their bus drivers was run over by the plowing contractor in one of their Long Island,NY locations while a truck was backing up.It was an elderly lady,not yet sure who's at fault and she unfortunately died.So the call was to tell me to be careful and of course I told her I always am,especially when I might have to do some salting during a storm while all the buses are jockeying all around me.So yesterday,in such an occasion,I'm backing slowly out between 2 buses and this driver runs right behind me,without making eye contact with me first or somehow making her presence known.It was fairly close,too close for my comfort level.Dropping a dime to the manager today to better train the drivers for ''working safely when the plower is working in the parking lots 101.''
  14. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    When I first posted this story it was un clear and still is unclear if the plow truck ran over or back over or just how this terrible accident happened. I know everyone has had close calls at one time or another Lets be Safe and keep this profession a Safe one
  15. fercho1

    fercho1 Member
    Messages: 31

    You couldn't have said it better!
  16. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672

    anyone with these stories have back up alarms?
  17. D&E

    D&E Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    The drunk college kids are the worst. I was on my route at 3AM on a Saturday going right through downtown Kent. A group of kids was standing on a street corner outside a bar and one of them had the brilliant idea to play chicken with me. Literally jumped right in front of me and stood there while I was making a run to the pile. I don't get it. Bright red truck, strobes all going, loud diesel. What was he thinking? Thank god the plow was on the ground and acted as an anchor, otherwise I don't think I would have been able to stop since it was so icy out.
  18. yamahagrizzly

    yamahagrizzly Member
    Messages: 33

    I think its the whole world. every one thinks they have a right a way. every one thinks they are better then the next person and its sick. next time your in traffic see how many cars go by before you get out. I was talking to a old timer a few days ago and he said " theres no respect for people like us" and its true.

    i feel bad for the family and wish them the best.
  19. KBTConst

    KBTConst Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    A close friend of mine called me about 2 weeks ago and said he just hit a snowmobile and thought the man was going to die. The man didn't stop for the stop sign that was at the end of my friends road my friend was only going about 30 mph but you can imagine what a plow does to a person. Later on that day my friend called me back and said the officer that was at the accident called him and said the man did die. It is so sad that in a blink of an eye a person could loose there life, now every day that my friend stops at that sign he will remember that awful day.