I have a very lingering, vivid memory of an incident that happened to me one pitch black early morning on the 401 just east of the Tilbury, Ontario service plaza . As I watched the Windsor city lights disappear in my mirror I noticed one headlight close in on me until it disappeared. I knew it was right behind me and I kept looking but couldn’t see anyone. Tailgaters…Ugggh..Oh well, nothing new, but at this point I only have 3 weeks behind my belt as a solo driver, if even that. I believe I was delivering to the Oshawa area.
I heard a voice speak through the CB radio ” Hey..JB.You have 2 wheeler(motorcycle) right on your bumper.” I replied ” Yeah I know he’s been on my a$$ since Windsor.” Keep in mind my truck was turned down to 60 mph. I couldn’t go any faster. So the driver that notified me of the tailgater started passing me and wanted me to inform him if the motorcycle continued to do the same to him. Sure enough he did. As soon as the driver’s trailer tailgate cleared mine I saw the single light jump into to the passing lane. I notified the other driver. As the other truck driver gained ground passed me he contacted me and said the following ” Watch this..I’ll fix him..gonna scare him a bit. “ I knew immediately what thedriver was going to do. He tapped his break pedal and then it happened..The motorcyclist went down. I will remember this visual, as if it were yesterday.. for the rest of my life. It still haunts me. The bike slid across the lane..but his body didn’t. He bounced off off of the pavement like a rag doll, not once..but multiple times..I thought to myself this man is dead.
TO BE CONTINUED…..
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