Truck driver reports she “dozed off” before causing crash that killed family of four
Posted on July 2nd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
A deadly accident between an 18-wheeler and a van killed a family of four last week in Mississippi. The driver of the truck told police that she “dozed off” before plowing into the back of the van at a red light. After rear-ending the van, the truck drove over the vehicle, causing it to roll and eject one of the passengers. The van then hit another vehicle before coming to rest on its side. All four passengers were declared dead at the scene, including two young children, ages 12 and 14. Federal regulations restrict drivers to 11 hours of travel for every 14-hour period before having to rest. So far, driving records for the trucker are not available, so it is unclear how long she was on the road. But, she could paxil 20 mg side effects face a grand jury for negligence and vehicular homicide. Likewise, the relatives of the family killed could file a civil suit against the trucker and her employer for wrongful death.
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