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4 killed, several injured when driver fails to stop for traffic

Its hard to imagine hitting someone in your vehicle and never seeing the crash coming. If you're paying attention, even just a little bit, you'd notice that you couldn't stop in time and try to apply the brakes. That didn't happen with this case.

Failing to stop results in rear-end collisions and pileups that take lives. Take for example the truck driver who is accused of failing to stop when approaching slowed and stopped traffic ahead of him. The Illinois State Police stated that there was no evidence that the man had tried to slow down for stopped traffic; he simply continued driving straight into the vehicles.

The crash resulted in the deaths of four women and injuries to several other people. The 53-year-old man remained at the scene on Interstate 55 after the crash.

This isn't the first time the owner of the semi has been told about one of its drivers getting into a crash. The company, Forward Air Solution, has around 700 drivers and 330 trucks. In 2014, the company was fined $40,000 for issues related to the trucks and drivers. One issue was that the company didn't have documentation to back up driving logs. Another showed they failed to test a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) after he crashed.

It's important for truckers' logs to be documented and for drivers to be tested for their BAC after crashes. Failing to do either of these things could mean that the drivers aren't getting enough sleep or rest before driving, or it could mean they're drinking before getting behind the wheel.

Source: KSDK: News 5, "Truck driver in I-55 crash that killed 4 did not stop," PJ Randhawa, Dec. 06, 2017

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