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Kudos to Michael St. John and Jody Cicero

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Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor. I just read a story about a truck crash at: http://www.freep.com/article/20090716/NEWS05/907160605/1007/news/Truckers-averted-worse-toll-on-I-75–cops-say

that actually had NICE things to say about the truck drivers involved. It seems a novice car driver took a turn too fast, and crashed into a tanker load of fuel. The actions of tanker driver and driver of another involved semi turned what could have been a major crash with multiple fatalities into one where all the involved drivers walked away. (One was treated and released for bruises).

A while back, I put up a post regarding the DOT’s statistics that show around 80% of the car vs. truck crashes are the fault of the car driver, and this is a prime example. It’s a nice change to see the media report give the truck drivers credit for their quick thinking and professionalism in keeping a bad situation from turning worse.

Good Job Michael and Jody!

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  1. Mike Bryant says:
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    Sorry to hear about any crash, but as you said it’s nice to see good reporting.