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CAR-MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT KILLS DRIVER

The driver of a motorcycle died in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze area of the city after colliding with a car. The crash happened at Penn and Dallas Avenues in the mid-morning on Tuesday, August 5th. The 29 year-old driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian Hosptial. No charges have been filed, and the accident is still under investigation.

CAR-MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT KILLS DRIVER

The driver of a motorcycle died in Pittsburgh's Point Breeze area of the city after colliding with a car. The crash happened at Penn and Dallas Avenues in the mid-morning on Tuesday, August 5th. The 29 year-old driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at UPMC Presbyterian Hosptial. No charges have been filed, and the accident is still under investigation.

MEDICALLY UNFIT TRUCK DRIVERS ARE ON OUR ROADWAYS

A recent study published by the Associated Press notes that hundreds of thousands of tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the nation with commercial driver's licenses should not be behind the wheel because they qualify for full federal disability payments. Many of these drivers have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells while driving that led to deadly crashes on highways.

MEDICALLY UNFIT TRUCK DRIVERS ARE ON OUR ROADWAYS

A recent study published by the Associated Press notes that hundreds of thousands of tractor-trailer and bus drivers in the nation with commercial driver's licenses should not be behind the wheel because they qualify for full federal disability payments. Many of these drivers have suffered seizures, heart attacks or unconscious spells while driving that led to deadly crashes on highways.

TRUCK SAFETY ADVOCATES FIGHT TO LIMIT NUMBER OF HOURS TRUCKDRIVERS CAN WORK

Driver fatigue is a primary cause of trucking accidents. Nevertheless, in December, truck safety advocates asked a federal court to block a ruling by the Transportation Department that permits commercial truckers to work longer hours. The Bush Administration had increased the number of hours, from 10 to11, that truck drivers could work without a break. Drivers are also allowed to drive up to 70 hours a week.

TRUCK SAFETY ADVOCATES FIGHT TO LIMIT NUMBER OF HOURS TRUCKDRIVERS CAN WORK

Driver fatigue is a primary cause of trucking accidents. Nevertheless, in December, truck safety advocates asked a federal court to block a ruling by the Transportation Department that permits commercial truckers to work longer hours. The Bush Administration had increased the number of hours, from 10 to11, that truck drivers could work without a break. Drivers are also allowed to drive up to 70 hours a week.

DRIVER SENTENCED FOR CHIPPER CRASH THAT KILLED DAD AND KIDS

Last year, a Cranberry man and two of his three triplets were killed when a wood-chipper broke free from a truck and slammed into their minivan on Route 8 in Richland Township. The driver of the truck, Bradley Demitras, 35, of Pine Township, was sentenced Tuesday to nine to 18 months in prison and six years of probation on involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Prosecutors said the chipper came free from Demitras' truck and went into the opposing lanes, killing Spencer Morrison and his 4-year-olds, Alaina and Garrett, on April 13, 2006.

DRIVER SENTENCED FOR CHIPPER CRASH THAT KILLED DAD AND KIDS

Last year, a Cranberry man and two of his three triplets were killed when a wood-chipper broke free from a truck and slammed into their minivan on Route 8 in Richland Township. The driver of the truck, Bradley Demitras, 35, of Pine Township, was sentenced Tuesday to nine to 18 months in prison and six years of probation on involuntary manslaughter and other charges. Prosecutors said the chipper came free from Demitras' truck and went into the opposing lanes, killing Spencer Morrison and his 4-year-olds, Alaina and Garrett, on April 13, 2006.

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