Follow-up to Marine Jarheads Biker group accident

| June 29, 2019

This is a follow-up to an article last week about a pickup truck driver overrunning a group of veterans on motorcycles, killing seven of them.  Here’s the link to the prior article, reporting the accident:  https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/06/22/7-bikers-connected-to-marine-jarheads-motorcycle-club-die-in-crash-with-pickup-truck/

From the follow-up article linked below:  The company that employed a Ukrainian-born truck driver whose collision with Marine veteran motorcyclists and their spouses left seven dead has a history of violations including mechanical problems and drug-related infractions.  https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/06/28/company-involved-with-fatal-marine-jarheads-biker-crash-has-history-of-violations/

Since the crash, it has emerged that Zhukovskyy had multiple run-ins with the law. The company he was driving for, Westfield Transport, also has a troubled history.

According to an Associated Press analysis of federal data, Westfield Transport, based in Massachusetts, has faced more than 60 violations in the past 24 months, according to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration data updated Tuesday.

No excuses. I hope they throw the book at him, period.

 

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  1. Club Manager, USA ret. says:

    All of his priors, while maybe an indicator of behavioral problems, and all of the company’s violations, have no bearing on what caused the accident. Has anyone seen the tox report results the police should have run on him right after the accident? That would cover intoxication or influence of drugs. Also, it will be interesting to learn if he was texting at the time. Something distracted him causing the swerving into the oncoming lane. Either that or speeding causing him to lose control entering a curve which is where I think the accident occurred. One bitch of a tragedy but the perp is still presumed innocent until proven otherwise.

    • rgr769 says:

      His lawers have already tried to suppress the blood test of the blood draw performed on him while he was unconscious in the hospital. They lost in the Court of Appeal. Driving on roads in this state is an implied consent to chemical tests when demanded.

      • Club Manager, USA ret. says:

        Interesting about unconscious in the hospital. I read one of the survivors accounts that said the driver was running around the crash site yelling.
        I’m not saying he is not a piece of shit and deserves the worst or his company is not responsible for putting him on the road. What I am saying is we are a Nation of Laws. So let’s give this POS a fair trail then put him up against a wall. To say and do anything else puts us in the same category of those sorry SOB’s running for president on the Dumbocrat ticket, or the sorry SOB’s with the signs demanding lynching of some poor cop who did their job but made the mistake of shooting someone of a different race or color. The Wheels of Justice grind slowly, let us hope they grind finely.

    • gitarcarver says:

      All of his priors, while maybe an indicator of behavioral problems, and all of the company’s violations, have no bearing on what caused the accident.

      It is a difficult claim to make that a person who should not have been on the road to begin with was not a contributing factor in the crash.

      In May of this year, Zhukovskyy was stopped for OUI in the State of Connecticut. He refused a blood test which should have resulted in an automatic suspension of his license. Massachusetts officials failed to enter the data and so his license was not suspended. If it had been, he wouldn’t have even been on the road.

      See more of the timeline of this individual here:

      https://www.wmur.com/article/timeline-driving-history-of-volodymyr-zhukovskyy-who-is-charged-in-randolph-crash/28199481

    • Toxic Deplorable B Woodman says:

      “We’ll give you a speedy trial, followed by a first class hanging.”

      (h/t Silverado)

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    No amount of money or jail time will bring back the people who were murdered by this POS. No amount of fines on the sorry ass company who hired him, and the firing of the POSes who allowed him into the country, or the traffic courts who turned him loose after multiple driving violations.

    All of that being said, this POS AND the company need to be held accountable for their actions, or lack there of. Bring The Hammer of Thor down on their balls, literally, and make it hurt. But, no that won’t happen. Neither will there be any actions taken against the immigration officials who don’t properly vett who all gets a green card. POS may pull a few years and upon his release will move to PA and get another driving job…for an adult spirits distributor.

    Turn his POS ass over to the Marine’s Motorcycle Group.

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    The memorial ride is on the 6th, their will be multiple chalks from different locations with a blue light escort. My SP will be from P&H Truck stop.

  4. Sapper3307 says:

    Their is a cop body cam from Texas were he is caught with meth pipe at Denny’s during a full meltdown.

  5. 26Limabeans says:

    It was all predicted to unfold like this within hours of the wreck. Everyone is just sick over it.

    There is a gofundme page if you don’t already know where to go:

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/jarheads-mc-victims-and-families-support

  6. Eden says:

    He may have gotten here legally, but he still has a green card, and his criminal record is more than enough justification to deport him back to the Ukraine. They should have done that LONG before he killed those seven Marines/spouses.

  7. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    I’m betting that the company he drove for will soon be out of business, trucking companies are often here today and gone tomorrow and it was that way back when i was over the road!

    • 26Limabeans says:

      The company has changed names three times in four years.
      Same owner, different name.

      • Cobrakai99 says:

        I’m thinking the company is a front operation for some Eastern Europe criminal organization.

        • A Proud Infidel®™ says:

          Could be and that could explain why they kept a tweakazoid like him on their payroll!

  8. AW1Ed says:

    Fair winds and following seas, Bikers. There but for the grace of God go I.

  9. Steve1371 says:

    EX-PH2, please don’t call this drug user a trucker. He may have been driving a truck but he wouldn’t make a good patch on a real truck drivers ass. I have made a living with my license for the last 42 years without any tickets or any real difficulty with the law. I am not alone in that kind of accomplishment. Calling that shithead a trucker is like calling an axe murderer a victim. I don’t mean to disparage you, just straighten out your terminology. The Mass. DMV head resigned after that crash. She should be held responsible and a full investigation undertaken to determine who and what led to enabling this creep keeping his license.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      Sorry about that. I found later that he was driving a pickup truck, and only works for Westfield Transport.

      If you want me to change that, I will.

      • Steve1371 says:

        I get cranky when poachers are referred to as hunters. They do not have the ethics of a hunter. They are criminals. I am a hunter, a poor one but I get lucky once in a while. I suspect people of other occupations and pursuits have similar reactions and feelings. I just wanted to make that distinction.

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        I used to get that reaction to people who asked me what kind of camera I was using, and then ALWAYS tried to one-up me by letting me know that theirs was better than mine. They’d also decide that the current camera wasn’t shooting good pictures so they’d dump it and go get a more expensive one. They were still lousy at photography.

        It ain’t the camera that frames the shot.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    In Maine a 3/4 ton pickup can tow 8000 lbs on a 2000 lb trailer rated for 10K.

    “You need a CDL if the weight of a single unit vehicle exceeds 26,000 pounds GVW or GVWR; or if a towed vehicle has a GVWR in excess of 10,000 pounds”

    A good example would be a 8000lb 4×4 with a big motor towing a 16 ft flatbed and 8000lb load.
    Register the package for 18000 and you are good.

    From the photo of his trailer I would guess it is rated over 10k so he would need a CDL in Maine based on that alone.

    Yeah, this ain’t NH but there it is.

    • NHSparky says:

      His crash in TX a month ago was with an 18-wheeler. So no doubt in my mind he has (had) a CDL.

      And not only should that have been ripped, so should his regular license for his little stunt in CT.