The driver in the deadly Colorado truck accident has been charged with 40 counts including 4 counts of vehicular homicide. This guy who is her legally from Cuba says his brakes failed going down the mountain and he smashed into stopped traffic. Police say he was going in excess of 85 in a 45 zone. His real problem is that he passed a truck escape ramp. Let me say this, if you need to use that, use it. It will be hard to convince a jury to let him go. He has plead not guilty and has not been convicted of a crime. If convicted, he could get decades in prison. What will happen? Likely he will plead to a charge or two and get a couple of years and then possibly be deported because you can't stay on a green card with felonies. No matter what happens, 4 people are now dead that didn't have to be. I have a podcast on this and you can listen HERE.
This is a good time to remind everyone to do whatever it is you wanted to do. You never know when your last day is here. Call that person, quit your job, hike the Andes or whatever it is GO DO IT. You only get one go around on the planet.
I will continue to follow this story as it is going to take some time to get through the process.
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.