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I'm curious, if a person is at fault in an accident, and damages or destroys public property, aren't they usually liable for the cost of repairs? I'm thinking of guard rails, traffic lights and electric polls typically found along highway. But if one is liable for that I would assume they would be liable for the bridge.

 

The article seemed to be saying that she might just be charged with a $135 fine.

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Another example of people operating a vehicle that they know very little about. But you know....if they can drive a BIG dully, they are road warrior....... Give them a shift handle now there are lost..... 40 ft;+ long and there out of control.......One has to drive for them to when out on the road...... OU812

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When you're rig is right near 20 tons and a few inches too tall, it's more hand grenades than horseshoes. ;)

 

X3. Stupid is one thing duct tape can't fix.

 

She "should" be liable. That's why most folks carry property damage liability insurance, and why most cities have codes and charters to the effect of "Any person moving any vehicle of excess weight or size on or over any street or other public right-of-way in the City is responsible for damage to pavement or other public improvement or property caused thereby." [16.70.680... just as an example]

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From a technical point of view, metric tons or imperial tons?

 

If this was in the US, it would be the standard US ton of 2000 lb.

 

But you also forgot to note long ton or short ton.

 

 

There's metric tonnes also....lol

 

Curt

No matter which one you chose, 48,000 lbs of water PLUS the truck and trailer definitely exceeds 6 tons by..uh...add 2, carry 5...uh...well... a bunch. :)

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uh...add 2, carry 5...uh...well... a bunch. :)

 

Um.. you CAN'T carry the 5 when it's raining, you are within 500 meters of a body of water, or it's been less than 3 hours since you ate a salted peanut. (some people never learn. :blink:) I guess the poor girl wasn't the only one a bit confuseded.

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Well I'll play the driver point of view here.

She was wrong very very wrong !!! in trying to cross that bridge, no excuse at all.

But I do fill very sorry for her as everybody makes fun and not the correct word but trashes her.

 

Guys its a very scary and panicking feeling when your a experienced driver not just a rookie and you realize your some place you shouldn't be and can't get turned around.

 

I could tell you many story's about when I turned down wrong roads at night and literally just prayed I could find a way out with out causing any damage or having someone call my company to complain about me being an idiot.

 

Try pulling double bottom dump trailers in the dark in badly marked sand and gravel pit to find your self at the end of a cliff ( they don't back up !!) I did in my rookie years.

 

There's no way you guys can tell me you haven't gone into a new camp ground and not puckered up a bit. No I bet a lot until you had your truck parked. ( please dont let me make a fool of myself). How many times did you look at google earth to try and make a parking plan long before you get there? Most drivers do but stuff changes.

 

Be great full here is a 23 yr old girl with what may have been her child at least trying to make a living. Not just another young a adult living off the government.

 

Sorry for the rage guys but just looking at that brings back scared feelings all drivers get.

Charlie

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Agree with Charlie - said the guy who once had to unhook the pup wagon and back 5 axles of his loaded 7 axle A train 3 blocks and around a blind corner do a 14 point turn then back in the 3 blocks drag out a logging chain hook the pup to the lead then turn it around in its tracks then line up and hook up again. In the dark.

 

Can't blame gps back in the day, one number written down wrong on the directions.

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Well I'll play the driver point of view here.

She was wrong very very wrong !!! in trying to cross that bridge, no excuse at all.

But I do fill very sorry for her as everybody makes fun and not the correct word but trashes her.

 

Guys its a very scary and panicking feeling when your a experienced driver not just a rookie and you realize your some place you shouldn't be and can't get turned around.

 

I could tell you many story's about when I turned down wrong roads at night and literally just prayed I could find a way out with out causing any damage or having someone call my company to complain about me being an idiot.

 

Try pulling double bottom dump trailers in the dark in badly marked sand and gravel pit to find your self at the end of a cliff ( they don't back up !!) I did in my rookie years.

 

There's no way you guys can tell me you haven't gone into a new camp ground and not puckered up a bit. No I bet a lot until you had your truck parked. ( please dont let me make a fool of myself). How many times did you look at google earth to try and make a parking plan long before you get there? Most drivers do but stuff changes.

 

Be great full here is a 23 yr old girl with what may have been her child at least trying to make a living. Not just another young a adult living off the government.

 

Sorry for the rage guys but just looking at that brings back scared feelings all drivers get.

Charlie

 

X 2 Bronc

 

Let you among us thats never turned down the wrong road cast the first glance into the mirror.........and mutter.........oh my goodness.....

 

Drive on.........(Be careful.......you just might make the News.......Big-Time.....)

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My son lives near there and is a tow truck operator. He found out about this wreck while he was up here in MN for Xmas and he was glad he was because he didn't have a good feeling about getting that truck out without the rest of bridge going in the river.

 

Glad the driver and the passenger got out unhurt.

 

Driver made too many errors, first even thinking she should cross with a 6t weight limit. Next she was too tall and hit the bridge first. Then she admitted she couldn't back up or knew math, should have called the lawyer first.

It is a good possibility the trucking company could be held liable for the cost to replace the bridge. Hope they both have good insurance. I think they should go after whoever gave her her CDL too or whatever school she went to to get it.

Like others have said, at least she was trying to work.

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Um.. you CAN'T carry the 5 when it's raining, you are within 500 meters of a body of water, or it's been less than 3 hours since you ate a salted peanut. (some people never learn. :blink:) I guess the poor girl wasn't the only one a bit confuseded.

Damn it! You are so right. I forgot the peanut exception in algebra. When they added letters to math I had a hard time, but the salted nut and water exemptions get me every time. My scientific calculator doesn't have the food group or weather buttons. :wacko:

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