Georgia State Patrol vehicle, tractor trailer collide outside Fort Gordon gate

Thursday, March 8, 2012 10:02 PM
Last updated 11:22 PM
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A tractor-trailer and a Georgia State Patrol vehicle collided at 5:34 p.m. near Fort Gordon’s Gate 1 at Jimmie Dyess Parkway, according to Richmond County dispatch.

Senior Trooper J.L. Freeman was trying to stop a speeding motorcycle on Deans Bridge Road during the accident. Freeman lost control of his vehicle when following the motorcycle, which turned right on Jimmie Dyess Parkway, according to a Georgia State Patrol statement.

Freeman hit a concrete median, traveled into oncoming traffic and hit the side of tractor-trailer hauling logs that was stopped at a traffic light. No injuries were reported.

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RoadkiII
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RoadkiII 03/09/12 - 12:13 am
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Thank you for mentioning that

Thank you for mentioning that the big rig was stopped. We get more than our share of bad press any time a truck is involved in an accident.

Fact most of you don't know. In truck/car accidents, 75% of the time the car is at fault. That's still 25% too high for the trucks.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/09/12 - 01:09 am
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#1 Stupid people in cars have

#1 Stupid people in cars have no clue how far it takes to stop or maneuver a big rig.

#2. SOME truck drivers aggravate the snot out of car drivers by getting side by side and taking miles to pass, backing up everyone in the fast lane. People then take chances.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/09/12 - 01:12 am
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Now to the real issue. Wonder

Now to the real issue. Wonder if he was close enough to get a description and tag #? How far had he chased and did he alert local LE to help? I believe in chasing until you have good reason to break off. I just wonder did he reach that point.

KSL
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KSL 03/09/12 - 01:46 am
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It's all speculation at this

It's all speculation at this point.

fftaz71
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fftaz71 03/09/12 - 02:24 am
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If he was trying to stop a

If he was trying to stop a motorcycle on Deans Bridge and the chase ended with a wreck on Jimmie Dyess, it seems to me there should have been more officers on this run. Deans Bridge is a long way from Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess....just sayin.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/09/12 - 07:02 am
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High speed chases are

High speed chases are inherently unsafe for the public and the officers. They should never be undertaken unless their is likely a violent felony in progress.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 03/09/12 - 07:06 am
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By the way, even though no

By the way, even though no injuries were reported, I hope the officer is okay in every way. Also, the head line is off. As Roadkill stated, the truck was stopped. The GSP car hit it.

Boudreaux
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Boudreaux 03/09/12 - 08:38 am
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Trucks can't catch a break,

Trucks can't catch a break, the headline in the article about the deaf kid seems to imply the truck ran the poor kid down.It must be taught in journalism classes to fudge the title of the story in order to get more attention or push your agenda.

Boudreaux
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Boudreaux 03/09/12 - 08:40 am
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Chasing a motorcycle with a

Chasing a motorcycle with a car is pushing it to begin with, a car can't turn, stop or accelerate nearly as fast as a motorcycle. Glad everyone is okay.

fiveobike1
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fiveobike1 03/09/12 - 09:52 am
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There is no mention of CHASE

There is no mention of CHASE in this report, he was trying to stop a motorcycle traveling at a high rate of speed...CHASE can be a dirty word to a law enforcement officer especially when involving a motorcycle and/or an accident occurs.. I believe he was attempting to catch up to said motorcycle in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop.....

REDRIDER
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REDRIDER 03/09/12 - 10:23 am
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If you think a motorcycle can

If you think a motorcycle can stop on a dime you never road one very fast. That a misconception that motorist think. That is why people pull out in front of us thinking we can slowdown fast or swerve. Wrong!

dragonazztrukr
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dragonazztrukr 03/09/12 - 10:40 am
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itsanotherday1.... just to

itsanotherday1.... just to let you know that SOME truck drivers are not intentionally trying to aggravate anybody by trying to pass someone. most commercial vehicles have a speed governor that only allows the truck to be able to do a top end speed. they'rs usually set anywhere from 65 to 72 mph. what "4 wheelers" dont understand is when we are trying to pass a vehicle that we are NOT trying ti p**s someone off, but they make the situation worse by speeding up just to the point that we cannot pass, and they seem to further the aggravation themselves by when we get to the point where we can overtake and pass, they speed up and we cannot pass or we do pass and they will get upset and go around and pass us and jump right in front of us and slow down again.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/09/12 - 11:23 am
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Dragon, I never assumed it

Dragon, I never assumed it was intentional, just discourteous as all get out. The intentional part is on the 4 wheelers who get PO'd and take chances. If two 18 wheelers are running side by side and one can't overtake the other in a reasonable amount of time; one or the other should back off 1 or 2 mph and let the other guy go.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 03/09/12 - 11:26 am
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10-4 REDRIDER. I ride a bike

10-4 REDRIDER. I ride a bike and would be much more comfortable in a car when it comes to tight maneuvering. I don't have ABS!

Sweet son
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Sweet son 03/09/12 - 01:27 pm
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If the "staff" writers have

If the "staff" writers have their facts right, any way you cut it it is a long ways from Deans Bridge to Gate 1 and Jimmie Dyes. Could it have been a chase??

Frank I
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Frank I 03/09/12 - 06:30 pm
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notice the deflection of

notice the deflection of blame as well? Since it was GSP that is at fault the information reads that the two vehicles collided. Had it been the truck driver's fault, then it most assuredly would have read that the trucker HIT the state patrolman..

Boudreaux
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Boudreaux 03/11/12 - 06:44 am
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Most motorcycles, not

Most motorcycles, not including big cruisers with training wheels, stop faster than a car. At least every one I've ever rode would. 750# slows easier than 3500#.

Boudreaux
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Boudreaux 03/11/12 - 06:50 am
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" Trying to stop a speeding

" Trying to stop a speeding motorcycle" " lost control while following motorcycle" Maybe not a chase but similar. He was trying to catch up.

autumnlady55
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autumnlady55 03/11/12 - 12:22 pm
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send the GSP back to driving

send the GSP back to driving school!

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