Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 31

Thread: Personal military truck negligence causes major accident.

  1. #1
    General TaylorTradingCo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ringgold, GA
    Posts
    576
    Thanks
    192
    Thanked 206 Times in 92 Posts

    Default Personal military truck negligence causes major accident.

    Anyone who knows me knows I run under the radar and push the limits a lot, but I try to be safe in general terms.

    I got a call this morning from a fellow military vehicle lover, not a SS member, not well liked, but has been to a GA rally before. He said he was in a wreck last night in his M915 truck. I asked him what happened. He said he was hauling a trailer, a tank hauler flatbed, and that the lights on it weren't working. He was driving at night. Now correct me if I am wrong, but most semi's only have rear lights down by the mud flaps, which would be covered up by the trailer. We all know military vehicles have light absorbing paint and can't be seen at night, so it sounds to me like he was going down the interstate completely in the dark at night. A semi pulling tandems hit him full speed in the rear and totaled the civilian truck and caused who knows ow much damage. Fortunately, I don't think anyone was seriously hurt.

    As well as lights, he also had no tags or insurance on the truck or trailer.

    This could make things bad for all of us. The police in that area will probably start looking harder at any non-official military vehicles from now on. It happened in MS I think.

    I hate it for him, and for us all, but having lights on the back of a long trailer AT NIGHT is a must. I have on more than one occasion stopped and bought flashlights and put them inside the tail lights of my trailers and other temporary fixes when I couldn't get home before dark.

    I do bad stuff too, just went to a MVPA show in Chattanooga over the weekend and hauled 3 trailers up there with no lights or tags, but during the day time!

    Anyway, just thought you guys would want to know.

    Derek

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to TaylorTradingCo For This Useful Post:

    BnaditCorps (11-05-2017), CGarbee (09-05-2017), cwc (03-16-2018), FloridaAKM (09-28-2017), lindsey97 (10-04-2017), rumplecat (03-17-2018), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (09-04-2017)

  3. #2
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Mid Hudson Valley NY
    Posts
    6,974
    Thanks
    77
    Thanked 938 Times in 508 Posts

    Default

    And stuff like this gives us all a bad name.....

  4. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to emmado22 For This Useful Post:

    bigmike (11-05-2017), Guyfang (03-17-2018), mdainsd (03-16-2018)

  5. #3
    I'm the dude, man! Steel Soldiers Vendor simp5782's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    7,576
    Thanks
    108
    Thanked 7,554 Times in 3,339 Posts

    Default

    That is just dumb on his part and probably won't have much money from here on out.

    If it happened in MS then that is a different category as a DOT officer has no authority to even ask ask a civilian for his license. Probable cause for a stop isnt just cause someone is in a military truck. Plus mississippi is 250/300 or so troopers short. They are swamped with crap.

    But in the long run. Yeah him getting rear ended is his own fault. Regardless of if he had lights or not. No tags is a grave digger and no insurance will probably get him jail time. I wouldnt be surprised if they tried to charge him criminally for the accident.

    Sent from my SM-G935P using Tapatalk
    2008 F-250 6.4L Powerstroke
    1979 AM General M920
    1984 AM General M915A1 (Big Cam III, HT3B Turbo, Brushless 24v Alternator with equalizer, A/C, Rear 20,000lb winch. 11R24 rear tires and 395s up front.)
    1984 AM General XM923A4 ( Big Cam III NTC-400, HT4B turbo, Intercooled, #10 button, Dual fuel Line setup - MRAP Aluminum Radiator - 7" Ram Air Intake system - Dual 115 gallon tanks - Air Conditioning - 145amp alternator - Puradyn Oil Bypass system, CAT 7155 16speed transmission, riding on 16.00 AT-3s on HEMTT wheels. )
    M923A1
    M931A2
    M1083
    M1078
    M796 Bolster
    M322 Equipment Trailer
    MEP-804A


    901-318-8353 for Help in and or around the Memphis area or transporting in the southeast. Text me first before calling.

    Tires (HMMWV, 395s, 1600s) and Transportation Vendor

    Wes

    Videos at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=5782simp

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTd...D4dOJidPFnmYGA

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to simp5782 For This Useful Post:

    SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017)

  7. #4
    3 Star General BEASTMASTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Burgaw, N.C.
    Posts
    804
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 122 Times in 82 Posts

    Default

    in an event like so .that's why it's a real good idea to have a beacon or two on top of you're wagon. people can see it 360 * and say what have we here ????
    Beastmaster

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to BEASTMASTER For This Useful Post:

    CGarbee (09-05-2017)

  9. #5
    4 Star General Trailboss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Norwood LA
    Posts
    1,535
    Thanks
    742
    Thanked 1,280 Times in 533 Posts

    Default

    it doesn't matter whether it was an former military vehicle or an ex-Penske rental truck, it was a stupid move to run without registration, insurance and lights. I had taillights go out on me on the way to the GA Rally last year, but made an strong effort to arrive before dark, and then fix them before heading out again.

    In an emergency, You can buy flashlights and red taillight repair tape at Walmart, as well as this https://www.walmart.com/ip/Perfect-F...Light/27688810
    Hoarder of M1 Garands and Military Vehicles.

    Trucks: M35A2, M109A3, XM818, M818, M931, M931A1, M931A2, M932, M923, M923A2, M925, M936, M1031, M1008, USAF G3500 Flight Line Van

    Trailers: M101, M101A2, XM105E3, M105A2, M1101, M1102, M119A1, M295A1/M75C, M295A1/M447C, M871, M149, M796, M1061A1, M197A1 Converter Dolly, USAF Microwave Shelter

    Aux equip.: MEP002, MEP003, load banks, laundry equip, air compressor, water pump, fuel bladder

    Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S Thompson

  10. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Trailboss For This Useful Post:

    71m109a3 (09-28-2017), SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (09-04-2017)

  11. #6
    General TaylorTradingCo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Ringgold, GA
    Posts
    576
    Thanks
    192
    Thanked 206 Times in 92 Posts

    Default

    I have come up with several temporary solutions to no lights before. My favorite was buying some cheap small LED flashlights and pulling the covers off my tail lights and sticking them in there and then replacing the covers, made great running lights in a jam. Many ways to rig something up just to be safe, but nothing at all is just plain asking for trouble.

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to TaylorTradingCo For This Useful Post:

    SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017)

  13. #7
    2 Star General
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    farmington NM
    Posts
    769
    Thanks
    89
    Thanked 212 Times in 137 Posts

    Default

    I took two pictures with out a flash and two with a flash . Military equipment is so hard to see in the dark $20 worth of tape may have helped stop this from happing .
    Attached Images Attached Images

  14. The Following 18 Users Say Thank You to topo For This Useful Post:

    BnaditCorps (11-05-2017), CGarbee (09-05-2017), dmetalmiki (11-06-2017), fitz (11-01-2017), FloridaAKM (09-28-2017), infidel got me (09-28-2017), lindsey97 (10-04-2017), Merle (09-05-2017), MyothersanM1 (04-30-2018), QUADJEEPER (11-05-2017), Russ Knight (09-29-2017), russojap (09-04-2018), SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017), TaylorTradingCo (09-05-2017), Timberwolf22 (10-03-2017), TrailLifeBill (09-28-2017), Ue413 (11-05-2017), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (09-04-2017)

  15. #8
    4 Star General
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Fargo ND
    Posts
    1,885
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked 828 Times in 419 Posts

    Default

    Wow That friends is one heck of a giant ARE YOU KIDDING ME story!!! I sure hope this fellows sheer ignorance and disregard for everybody around him (YES that includes all of us)results in some very serious fines and he looses his driving privileges for a long time and its done with! The other thing that could happen because of this very very stupid person is that it makes the news in a big way and we all get to pay for his acts of complete stupidity!!!!
    What a frickin IDIOT!!!!
    KK

  16. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to Karl kostman For This Useful Post:

    deuceman51 (11-05-2017), dmetalmiki (11-06-2017), Guyfang (03-17-2018), infidel got me (09-28-2017), jeansonne78 (02-24-2018), SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017)

  17. #9
    Chaplain USAFSS-ColdWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas USA
    Posts
    16,823
    Thanks
    60,255
    Thanked 22,282 Times in 7,695 Posts

    Default

    Fasten your seatbelts, boys and girls. The private ownership of formerly military vehicles is about to be targeted (righteously or not) due to one fool's indiscretion and the tragic effect that ensued.

    Lawyers, LEO's, and Legislators will outperform hungry LIONS on this one.

    Kevlar may offer minimal protection, and could be rendered useless.

    Let us pray.....

  18. The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to USAFSS-ColdWarrior For This Useful Post:

    bigmike (11-05-2017), NormB (09-29-2017), ODFever (09-28-2017), QUADJEEPER (11-05-2017), Russ Knight (09-29-2017), SCSG-G4 (09-07-2017)

  19. #10
    Chaplain USAFSS-ColdWarrior's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas USA
    Posts
    16,823
    Thanks
    60,255
    Thanked 22,282 Times in 7,695 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TaylorTradingCo View Post
    Anyone who knows me knows I run under the radar and push the limits a lot, but I try to be safe in general terms.

    I got a call this morning from a fellow military vehicle lover, not a SS member, not well liked, but has been to a GA rally before. He said he was in a wreck last night in his M915 truck. I asked him what happened. He said he was hauling a trailer, a tank hauler flatbed, and that the lights on it weren't working. He was driving at night. Now correct me if I am wrong, but most semi's only have rear lights down by the mud flaps, which would be covered up by the trailer. We all know military vehicles have light absorbing paint and can't be seen at night, so it sounds to me like he was going down the interstate completely in the dark at night. A semi pulling tandems hit him full speed in the rear and totaled the civilian truck and caused who knows ow much damage. Fortunately, I don't think anyone was seriously hurt.

    As well as lights, he also had no tags or insurance on the truck or trailer.

    This could make things bad for all of us. The police in that area will probably start looking harder at any non-official military vehicles from now on. It happened in MS I think.

    I hate it for him, and for us all, but having lights on the back of a long trailer AT NIGHT is a must. I have on more than one occasion stopped and bought flashlights and put them inside the tail lights of my trailers and other temporary fixes when I couldn't get home before dark.

    I do bad stuff too, just went to a MVPA show in Chattanooga over the weekend and hauled 3 trailers up there with no lights or tags, but during the day time!

    Anyway, just thought you guys would want to know.

    Derek
    Do you have any additional information - Who, What, Where, When - that may help us harvest any news articles, televised reports, or internet chatter on this incident????

    Inquiring MIMES want to know.

    mime.jpg

Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •