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Overall, Lyle is very lucky.

 

He will heal in a few months and get a new truck, trailer and boat.

 

Psychologically, he will have some problems with the accident until he can come to grips with how lucky he is to be alive and get on with his fishing and life.

 

All the best for a speedy recovery and being back on the water ASAP.

 

I am always concerned that some dummy will try to get behind me from an acceleration lane or from the right or left and not realize there is a bass boat being towed. All we can do is practice defensive driving, which may still not be enough to avoid an accident.

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A speedy recovery for Kyle..I really hope they catch the a$$hat that hit him, seems more and more idiots are fleeing the scene of accidents these days. 

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Wow, I hadn't heard about this. I try to keep with Kyle since he is an Okie. Hopefully he gets well soon.

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I recognize the location in the pic. Indy's interstates are full of low life. I see it every day in my commutes.

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1 hour ago, The Bassman said:

I recognize the location in the pic. Indy's interstates are full of low life. I see it every day in my commutes.

 

I see it on my drive to work as well.  I have lived here most of my life and people do drive crazy here.  The thing that was so weird was the guy that caused the accident got away on foot on the highway. 

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Pulling a boat around any big city is a challenge, especially with construction going on.  It's even more challenging that driving a semi (trust me). As Sam mentioned, drivers, especially city drivers, aren't used to people towing trailers and many don't check their mirrors, or don't have them adjusted to see the lane next to them.

I'm a retired truck driver that worked with an insurance company to help reduce the accident rates of bigger fleets. Keep this in mind guys. When passing another vehicle, try to make eye contact with the driver. They will turn their head to look at you and hopefully see the trailer.  When approaching an on ramp, when possible,change lanes when you see a vehicle on the ramp.

Be alert and safe. No one wants their loved ones getting a call other than to hear how many you caught.

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On 7/5/2019 at 10:25 PM, papajoe222 said:

Pulling a boat around any big city is a challenge, especially with construction going on.  It's even more challenging that driving a semi (trust me). As Sam mentioned, drivers, especially city drivers, aren't used to people towing trailers and many don't check their mirrors, or don't have them adjusted to see the lane next to them.

I'm a retired truck driver that worked with an insurance company to help reduce the accident rates of bigger fleets. Keep this in mind guys. When passing another vehicle, try to make eye contact with the driver. They will turn their head to look at you and hopefully see the trailer.  When approaching an on ramp, when possible,change lanes when you see a vehicle on the ramp.

Be alert and safe. No one wants their loved ones getting a call other than to hear how many you caught.

I have never completely seen the high frequency of stupid that occurs while driving until I rode in a semi for a couple of years.

It's amazing that there are not more truck vs idiots in cars accidents.

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