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On Facebook Looking At Women, Trucker Caused Deadly Accident
CBS News Las Vegas ^ | November 3, 2013

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 didn’t 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 Espinoza’s phone shows him using the internet at the time of accident.

The information from Espinoza’s 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegas.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: textingwhiledriving; twi

1 posted on 11/03/2013 10:20:55 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

“What difference does it make?”


2 posted on 11/03/2013 10:26:56 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: grundle

I guess this is why we need those Google auto-driving cars as soon as possible.


3 posted on 11/03/2013 10:27:32 AM PST by ifinnegan
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To: grundle
...killed in the accident by truck driver, Jorge Espinoza...

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.

4 posted on 11/03/2013 10:29:22 AM PST by Cementjungle
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To: grundle

So sue Facebook— they ARE Liable— 3rd party.


5 posted on 11/03/2013 10:31:15 AM PST by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: grundle

Simple solution.

Ban Facebook.


6 posted on 11/03/2013 10:32:00 AM PST by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: grundle

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?


7 posted on 11/03/2013 10:39:11 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: grundle

This is obviously Apple’s fault...

...since Siri doesn’t have a “hands-free” interface optimized for sleazy internet content.


8 posted on 11/03/2013 10:42:04 AM PST by Yossarian
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To: Cicero
Driving a FUEL TANKER....he needs a HAZMAT endorsement on his commercial driving license...that involves an exam and a comprehensive TSA security clearance.

Guess TSA screwed up again.

9 posted on 11/03/2013 10:43:34 AM PST by spokeshave (While Zero plays silly card games like Spades - Putin plays for keeps.)
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To: grundle

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.


10 posted on 11/03/2013 10:47:38 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: FReepers
Celebrate Jim's Birthday!

Click On The Balloons And Party!


11 posted on 11/03/2013 10:47:50 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: grundle
Dashboard video of trucker who crashed into police cars
12 posted on 11/03/2013 10:47:54 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: editor-surveyor

If he’d been looking at men it would have been forgotten perhaps a brave man.


13 posted on 11/03/2013 10:52:37 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
If he’d been looking at men it would have been forgotten

At least Jim McGreevy stopped at rest areas.

14 posted on 11/03/2013 10:59:09 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: grundle
Ay, caramba!


15 posted on 11/03/2013 11:02:51 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

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 Huffman’s cruiser.


16 posted on 11/03/2013 11:04:41 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: grundle

Bookmark


17 posted on 11/03/2013 11:06:23 AM PST by Newtoidaho
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To: grundle

He wasn’t driving a Mexican truck, I hope.


18 posted on 11/03/2013 11:08:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: grundle

Russian Car Crash Compilation #56.

First crash is a tractor trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIctm9FDD-U

Enjoy!


19 posted on 11/03/2013 11:08:55 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: John S Mosby
So sue Facebook— they ARE Liable— 3rd party.

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!

20 posted on 11/03/2013 11:25:25 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (All your health decisions should be between a provider bean counter and the IRS - Obama)
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To: grundle

Nightmare.


21 posted on 11/03/2013 11:43:37 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: grundle
What people seem to be missing here is that the government now has the ability to subpoena phone records and see exactly what you were doing on your phone and exactly when you were doing it.

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.

22 posted on 11/03/2013 11:49:30 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: tflabo

This guy needs jail time.


23 posted on 11/03/2013 12:44:55 PM PST by Signalman
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To: grundle

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.


24 posted on 11/03/2013 1:59:33 PM PST by golux
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