Skip to comments.On Facebook Looking At Women, Trucker Caused Deadly Accident
Posted on 11/03/2013 10:20:55 AM PST by grundle
PHOENIX (CBS Las Vegas) Looking at photos of women on Facebook is what distracted the driver of an empty fuel tanker when he crashed into two fire department trucks and three police cars on Interstate 8 killing a public safety officer in May.
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Officer Tim Huffman was killed in the accident by truck driver, Jorge Espinoza, who is charged with second-degree murder. Espinoza was driving with cruise control on at 65 mph at the time of the accident.
After the accident, Espinoza lied to investigators claiming he didnt see the emergency vehicles ahead because he was looking at a passing truck in his mirror and that he never uses his phone while driving.
The Arizona Daily Star reported that information taken from Espinozas phone shows him using the internet at the time of accident.
The information from Espinozas phone shows he was looking at photographs of several women in provocative positions, wearing little clothing, on Facebook the newspaper wrote. On other occassions while driving the truck, Espinoza has looked at Youtube, a few female escort web pages, porn sites and other social networks sites, investigators stated.
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“What difference does it make?”
I guess this is why we need those Google auto-driving cars as soon as possible.
Before I even read the article, I was expecting to see a name something like that one. Obviously I am in need to diversity reeducation or something.
So sue Facebook— they ARE Liable— 3rd party.
Illegal alien? No discussion of the possibility. The article also doesn’t identify the owner of the truck. I wonder if the truck mighty have been Mexican as well?
This is obviously Apple’s fault...
...since Siri doesn’t have a “hands-free” interface optimized for sleazy internet content.
Guess TSA screwed up again.
Some of those fuel truck drivers are among the most wacky on the road. Been cut off many times by speeding and swerving drivers carrying highly flammable fuel. Just crazy sometimes.
If he’d been looking at men it would have been forgotten perhaps a brave man.
At least Jim McGreevy stopped at rest areas.
Forgot to post with above photo: Notice the white rectangular object in midair in the top-left portion of the screengrab, just after Espinoza hits Officer Huffmans cruiser.
He wasn’t driving a Mexican truck, I hope.
Russian Car Crash Compilation #56.
First crash is a tractor trailer.
Great point! They sue bars when someone is involved in a fatal DUI accident. They sue gun stores and manufacturers when someone is shot. Sue Facebook and the porn website owners! Good idea!
Right now, the government still needs some pretext for obtaining your phone records (such as an accident that caused a fatality) but you know it is only a matter of time before they can obtain those records for any kind of moving violation, such as speeding or failure to stop at a stop sign.
This guy needs jail time.
I have no problems with these two-legged things talking on CBs about lot lizards and taking pictures of mountains and eating tenderized hamburger steak and whatnot but it will be a fine day when we can do away with this ridiculously unreliable human interface and get right down to the business of computer-controlled transportation.
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