Semi Hits School Bus Near Madison

5/23/18 @ 2:56 PM
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IceManKimi
IceManKimi
USER since 7/20/07

ACCIDENT

I travel 10s of thousands of miles on the I system. Most of the new generation semi truck drivers are horrible. They aren't the old Cowboys of the Road anymore.

This school bus was hit on the shoulder of a 6 lane interstate. 20 injured, hopefully no deaths.

If you're a trucker and disagree, I respect that, but you must be one of the few good ones.


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5/25/18 @ 10:53 PM
IceManKimi
IceManKimi
USER since 7/20/07

He should have a jail sentence, lose his license, and get a huge fine. I smell a lawsuit! In this case, I'm all for it.

I was on I-39/90 today before the traffic got bad. Had a quick trip to Hoffman Estates from Madison and back. 

I saw this todsy........Semi's changing lanes without signals cutting cars off. Semi's in the left lane (on 2 lane stretches in WI) holding up traffic. Semi's in the far left lane in IL where signs state, "No Trucks in Left Lane'. 

The trucking companies complain they are being hassled be law enforcement; no wonder.

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5/25/18 @ 9:27 AM
ere
ere
USER since 2/22/07

Yup, arrested and taken to the Columbia Cty jail.

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5/24/18 @ 10:43 PM
CrystalLakeMonster
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USER since 11/22/10

Just saw that the driver responsible for the crash was arrested for OWI.  I saw this on Facebook, so who knows if it's true.....

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5/24/18 @ 6:23 PM
BigMusky12
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USER since 12/22/04

My best friend growing up was killed by a semi on this stretch that came across medium and hit him head on.  

I love the CarPlay in my truck, hopefully texting and driving becomes rarity with technology advancements.   I would think trucking companies would add this to fleet just from liability stand point.  

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5/24/18 @ 6:07 PM
ere
ere
USER since 2/22/07

I've been driving this stretch a couple times a week for years, If you see a vehicle weaving, truck car or otherwise, and you get along side of it,,,,,cell phone. Luckily yesterday the trailer delivered the bulk of the hit to the bus,versus the tractor. 

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5/24/18 @ 5:53 PM
12packabs
12packabs
USER since 12/19/06

Two things:

First, heard on the radio today the driver of the offending truck was a known bad driver with a spotty record.

Second, I see semi-drivers every day texting.  UPS semi truck almost hit me in the left lane today, swerved back and almost hit the concrete median divider.  I-43 southbound, near Grafton, 1pm-ish.  Phone in hand.  Every damn day I see it.

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5/24/18 @ 5:39 PM
murman
murman
USER since 11/4/08

And once again another Bus was hit by a Semi today by the Casino injuring 2.  

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5/24/18 @ 2:54 PM
ere
ere
USER since 2/22/07

Haha, Hear that. There big thing there is orthopedics, folks also think with the name its the childrens hospital.

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5/24/18 @ 2:18 PM
IceManKimi
IceManKimi
USER since 7/20/07

I guess I received some fake news! Not only is the internet full of it, now so-called "insiders" are full of it. 

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5/24/18 @ 9:29 AM
ere
ere
USER since 2/22/07

Uw American center took patients, but it's not a level 1 or 2 trauma center, those go downtown. 

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