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Old 08-15-2020, 06:36 PM
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Default Trailering accident hope everyone was ok (pictures)

Right before the overseas highway.
100 yards before this was another boat/trailer on the side of the road setting on its spindle (wheel fell off). And the Truck towing the Coastline got hit by the flatbed truck that was trying to pick up the disabled trailer. You can see the rear of the flatbed..but the front is messed up from a hit.

...edited, was not worded correctly, it’s obvious that the Coastline was hit by the tow truck






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08-16-2020, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Fishinado View Post
While seeing that Coastline torn up like that is painful..... According to the OPís description.... The Owner of the Coastline IS THE CAUSE of this problem. I wonít feel any sympathy for him. I feel disgust that just because although some people can buy a boat... that doesnít mean they ought to. He endangered a lot of people with bad driving. The implication that someone else might have begun the chan-of-events might be an excuse.... is NO excuse. It looks like flat land and he should have been looking down the road and SLOWING DOWN. I easily see him as the main problem regardless of existing circumstances.
wrong info- please donít post unless you were there Or know the true story. The owner is a very close friend, captain and is very experienced. He was safety driving with his wife and daughter, He was pretty much at a stop going into Florida city, when they were crushed by a flat bed truck. There is even an off duty as a witness that was about to call in the other reckless tow driver prior to the accident bc he was driving fast and irrational. We still had a great vacation bc they are alive and we were all together after.
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Damn that sucks


See the motor cover but where in heck is the motor itself

Was this a one vehicle or multiple vehicle accident


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Motors on the ground skeg is pointing straight at camera. (follow the rigging tube)

the trailer is cracked in multiple places, crazy
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I guess people canít bitch that he didnít have tie down straps. Looks like somebody fudge packed him hard or he backed it into a wall at speed
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
I guess people canít bitch that he didnít have tie down straps. Looks like somebody fudge packed him hard or he backed it into a wall at speed
hahaha. Donít under estimate tht. Someone will be along shortly to explain what he did wrong.
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Originally Posted by Wickedfisha View Post
I guess people canít bitch that he didnít have tie down straps. Looks like somebody fudge packed him hard or he backed it into a wall at speed
was he on his phone sipping a big gulp?
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That is a good way to ruin a Keys trip. 😢
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Good reason to always have Waze on even when you know the way. Man I would be pissed having to wait this out on the way down there.
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Sad to see..

such a great hull too thatís already tough to find in good condition, let alone with a tower.
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And just like that vacation was ruined.
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That is gonna buff right out.
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Did he need a dually? Tow rig not beefy enough? He had the mirrors flipped up, he was in tow mode you know! Sad day for that guy. Beautiful truck and boat gone too soon.
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Possibly texting and driving ? At the very least distracted / not paying attention.
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Originally Posted by oceandansar View Post
Possibly texting and driving ? At the very least distracted / not paying attention.
That's quite the conclusion to come to without any information to support it.

The drivers in South Florida are the worst I've ever seen anywhere in the world. Absolutely horrible without the least bit of courtesy or respect for the rig you're driving. My guess is someone else caused the mishap, even if the trailer driver gets charged.
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Looks like got rear ended .....whereís the other vehicle
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Generally if you plow into the back of something it’s because you are not paying attention or you are traveling at an unsafe speed.
mayb I’m missing something here. The guy with the wrecked boat plowed into the flat bed . Wrecker drivers have a dangerous job especially today.
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I saw this about 2 weeks ago on facebook.
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While seeing that Coastline torn up like that is painful..... According to the OP’s description.... The Owner of the Coastline IS THE CAUSE of this problem. I won’t feel any sympathy for him. I feel disgust that just because although some people can buy a boat... that doesn’t mean they ought to. He endangered a lot of people with bad driving. The implication that someone else might have begun the chan-of-events might be an excuse.... is NO excuse. It looks like flat land and he should have been looking down the road and SLOWING DOWN. I easily see him as the main problem regardless of existing circumstances.
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Originally Posted by burningdaylight View Post
That's quite the conclusion to come to without any information to support it.

The drivers in South Florida are the worst I've ever seen anywhere in the world. Absolutely horrible without the least bit of courtesy or respect for the rig you're driving. My guess is someone else caused the mishap, even if the trailer driver gets charged.
During the summer months, and even during COVID, the east/west traffic is crazy. I was towing my boat back from the shop a few months ago heading west on 528 and a guy in a minivan from Virginia stopped right in front of me to pull off onto the side where cars were pulled off to picnic and enjoy the water leading up to the causeway. He came to complete stop right in front of me. My F350 antilock did all it could and I ended just stopping just in time. Honked at the guy and then he moved off the highway. For those that don't know, 528 is a highway moving at 55 to 75mph.

While drivers in Florida get a lot of bad flack, in my experience and as someone who has lived in Florida since 1976, is that the bad driving is typically tourists or recent transplants. Because the roads are flat, there is lots to see. This is the very reason I am no longer a motorcyclist. Too many close calls with distracted drivers.
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Originally Posted by frogbite View Post
During the summer months, and even during COVID, the east/west traffic is crazy. I was towing my boat back from the shop a few months ago heading west on 528 and a guy in a minivan from Virginia stopped right in front of me to pull off onto the side where cars were pulled off to picnic and enjoy the water leading up to the causeway. He came to complete stop right in front of me. My F350 antilock did all it could and I ended just stopping just in time. Honked at the guy and then he moved off the highway. For those that don't know, 528 is a highway moving at 55 to 75mph.

While drivers in Florida get a lot of bad flack, in my experience and as someone who has lived in Florida since 1976, is that the bad driving is typically tourists or recent transplants. Because the roads are flat, there is lots to see. This is the very reason I am no longer a motorcyclist. Too many close calls with distracted drivers.
Nope. We have too many people that come from far away places that donít have civilized driving behavior or rules and now are already set in their ways, driving on our roads and highways.

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