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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I knew Alberta was bad, just didn't know it was that bad!!!

So I'm reading the paper today and an article caught my attention, which I'm sure some of you are aware of it by now.A trucker, East Indian descent, who lived in ON for 6 years after marrying, and still married, to a Canadian, decided to work in AB. Wh

Posted on Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 3:04 PM

So I'm reading the paper today and an article caught my attention, which I'm sure some of you are aware of it by now.

A trucker, East Indian descent, who lived in ON for 6 years after marrying, and still married, to a Canadian, decided to work in AB. While driving on a highway at 60 km/hr, he T-bones a bus carrying workers killing 6 and injuring 21. The bus was stuck in traffic due to an unrelated accident on the same highway, and since the bus driver is very intelligent, decided to pull a U-turn, on a highway mind you, at 1am, pitch black according to witnesses, and got stuck. Stopped across the 2 lanes, obstructing the 2 lanes of the highway, the bus driver decided not to use flares, reflective traffic triangles, or send someone to stand away from the bus slowing traffic down and warning other drivers. The trucker was charged with 6 counts reckless and dangerous driving, going 90 km/hr on an highway, causing death, and 19 counts causing bodily harm. The bus driver, who actually did the reckless driving, was charged with nothing, even though he's the one who actually caused the accident. Bus driver is a native Albertan. Do the math.

Full story here. http://thechronicleherald.ca/Canada/1082010.html.

The funny thing about it is witnesses are saying that the bus was fully lit, head lights on, rear lights on, hazards, but they fail to see that the bus was stopped sideways and the trucker couldn't see any of these lights. I don't think there should be any charges laid on the trucker, and the bus driver should be fined for making an illegal turn, and charged with dangerous driving.

Sorry for the losses

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