We wanted to bring to your attention several disturbing crashes that have occurred recently. There are several contributing factors that caused these crashes, such as double tractor-trailers, fatigue, and failure to stop in time. But all of these crashes share one thing in common – a FedEx truck was involved.
Pennsylvania: FedEx truck hits Wayne Valley H.S. school bus on class trip to Dorney Park
Texas: I-30 Reopens After FedEx Truck Crashes, Spills Fuel
California: 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Interstate 5 Crash Near Coalinga
Mississippi: FedEx [double trailer] truck involved in Highway 78 crash
California: CHP Details Deadly Big Rig Crash on I-10 in Cabazon (FedEx double tractor trailer)
Tennessee: FedEx [double tractor trailer] driver issued fatigue citation after 8-vehicle crash on I-24
Texas: 18-wheeler crash shuts down I-35 in Salado (FedEx double tractor-trailer)
Tennessee: Answers sought after FedEx [double trailer] truck captured swerving for 60 miles on I-40 (no crash, but watch video)
On Thursday evening, a FedEx truck crashed head on into a bus carrying prospective college students. Ten are dead and dozens more are injured from this tragic crash.
Dawn King, CRASH board member, had this to say,
The news media is slow to mention that it all started with a semi crossing the center median. That’s not the most news worthy aspect of this crash so it’s getting little press. Rightfully we need to concentrate on the families of those killed and injured, on the students who were headed toward bright futures as college students who will never see another day, on the survivors who are traumatized, and on the drivers, both of the truck and the bus who were also killed. But when things calm down we need to take a serious look at why that semi crossed the median in the first place.
Please read the rest of Dawn’s thoughtful post on her page.