To: Cruising Speed
...and it's the bus driver's fault?
This is not the best-written article.
But what is sounds like is the truck driven by Toby Keith's dad was
struck by another vehicle, causing the truck to cross the median,
where it was blasted by the bus.
My naive speculation is that maybe when the Oklahoma Highway Patrol
did a thorough investigation, they learned the bus's brakes were
in a mess...thus the driver was unable to avoid hitting the truck
by simply braking.
It could be that the accident reconstruction and eye witnesses showed
the bus had plenty of distance/time to avoid collision even though
the truck was where it should not have been.
E.g., maybe there was no "skid mark" left by the bus trying to
This all may come under that high duty of all motorists, avoiding
collision and injury.
And the bus-line owners were found wanting, having given
their bus driver a vehicle with defective brakes, hence the verdict.
posted on 12/25/2007 9:27:05 AM PST
"...maybe there was no "skid mark" left by the bus trying to avoid collision..."
Just BTW: Modern vehicles with ABS seldom leave skid marks.
posted on 12/26/2007 7:10:23 AM PST
by Does so
(...against all enemies, DOMESTIC and foreign...)
Yes, but wouldn’t the TK’s dad share the responsiblity since it was his truck that crossed the median?
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