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Posted on December 13, 2012 by

State Trooper Hit and Killed by a Truck Driver with a Medical Condition

The driver of a truck that struck and killed an Illinois State Trooper who was conducting a routine traffic stop may have been unconscious due to a medical condition. The U.S. Department of Transportation has declared the driver an “imminent hazard” which means he is not allowed to drive commercially at least for now.

The U.S Department of Transportation needed to take action in this situation because the driver informed them he has a medical condition that can cause him to lose consciousness. This information must be very disturbing to the Trooper’s family who now know they lost a loved one in an accident that could have been avoided.  It was an extremely careless act for this driver to regularly put the lives of other drivers at risk by getting behind the wheel of a tractor trailer.

Any person who knowingly gets behind the wheel with this type of condition and ultimately causes an accident is liable for the injuries and heartache they cause. If you have been the victim of a negligent driver the law firm of Hoffman & Gelfman has the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys to represent you in this matter. Please visit our website for more information and contact us if you need help pursuing a claim against a negligent driver.