Mobile, AL- Fatal, witnesses claim trucker "swerving for miles and head bobbing before crash"

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  1. YepLTLisbetter

    YepLTLisbetter Bobtail Member

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    No charges? He plowed into a group of stopped vehicles due to negligence killing a 22 year old with a bright future. What a joke.
     
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  3. PackRatTDI

    PackRatTDI Licensed to Ill

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    Just because someone was killed doesn't mean the other person involved was at fault.
     
  4. YepLTLisbetter

    YepLTLisbetter Bobtail Member

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    He was 100% at fault. He failed to stop when everyone else did. Until you have inside information like me, stop making assumptions.
     
  5. PackRatTDI

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    The police didn't see it that way and going to defer to the authorities on this one. They didn't feel there was evidence to charge him. Don't like it, tough nuts.
     
  6. STexan

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    Well, Ok, so it was an "accident" ... he "fell asleep" ... so I guess so long as it was an "honest mistake, could have happened to anybody", then all is well????

    Guess we need to stow this away in the back of our minds in case we ever do something stupid and kill somebody, we can just say we "fell asleep". Wonder why that argument didn't work for that Walmart driver in Jersey?
     
  7. jerezxp7

    jerezxp7 Medium Load Member

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    I think you need to let it play out a while longer you cant kill people and claim you fell asleep and everything is ok it's not going to happen the driver is in big trouble trust me.
     
  8. CaptainDaveG

    CaptainDaveG Road Train Member

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    My smart phone will voice to text NO issues..

    Be Safe Out There

    Captain Dave
     
  9. PackRatTDI

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    If memory serves, the Walmart driver admitted he had lack of sleep and wasn't really safe to drive prior to the accident. That kind of opened the door for criminal liability.

    Plus, a celebrity was involved in that accident, whereas in this accident, nobody "important" was killed. Sounds callous and harsh but had Tracy Morgan not been involved in that accident, it most likely would have been handled differently.
     
  10. YepLTLisbetter

    YepLTLisbetter Bobtail Member

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    No I don't like it. His 10 year old son was in the truck distracting him. If I was in his shoes I would be embarrassed not to go to prison. We all make mistakes, but this "mistake" was completely due to negligence.
     
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