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Tractor-trailer driver with medical problem dies in accident

July 19, 2013

A tractor-trailer driver died following an accident near the intersection of Routes 20 and 60 in Fredonia....

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Jul-19-13 9:06 AM

Now I ask you. How can the DOT not test drivers for medical conditions and allow them to drive. This not only goes for drivers with a Commercial Drivers license but to all drivers whose license is up for renewal. An eye test and a reaction test will go for to get those who can no longer operate a motor vehicle safely off the roads.

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Jul-19-13 10:23 AM

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Jul-19-13 11:10 AM

So the DOT should have known this guy would have a heart attack or stroke?

Without additional information no one can say if this was something that should have been caught or not.

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Jul-19-13 11:42 AM

hadenough - in case you didn't know, all licensed CDL drivers have to pass a medically examined physical every 24 months. An examiner has the permission to issue a certificate for less time for existing ailments that should be reviewed more often than 24 months. This man obviously suffered a medical emergency. I feel horrible for his passenger, who I presume was his wife.

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Jul-19-13 12:06 PM

Don't you just LOVE those with the gift of Hind-sight? They have answers for everything.

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Jul-19-13 12:33 PM

Had Enough-Ms. Cleo could be a solid investment for NYSDOT.

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Jul-19-13 7:47 PM

hadenough if we knew when our number will be up this would not happen but we don't. I guess you assume everyone dies of an existing condition which is not always true. Be a good example go to the DOT Monday and volunteer to let them examine you.

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