Driver Charged With DUI After Crashin...

Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Airport Shuttle

There are 64 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Mar 4, 2009, titled Driver Charged With DUI After Crashing Into Airport Shuttle. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

An intoxicated driver crashed into a shuttle carrying 14 people near Bradley International Airport around 1 a.m. this morning, state police said.

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Darren

New Haven, CT

#62 Mar 9, 2009
Dirty Sanchez wrote:
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What do you expect when they hire "Towel Heads" to drive these airport shuttles???
You are all losers and I mean BIG LOSERS. The driver is not a "towel head." If it makes a difference which it shouldn't...he's an American and a great guy. He's been with Ronacari for a few years at least. We know him and his family well. Your buddy in the pickup truck didn't give him a chance though he tried to avoid him. This BS that the van driver needs to be re-trained is just that....BS. Get a clue.

Oh No

Wilbraham, MA

#63 Mar 12, 2009
Darren wrote:
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You are all losers and I mean BIG LOSERS. The driver is not a " ****." If it makes a difference which it shouldn't...he's an American and a great guy. He's been with Ronacari for a few years at least. We know him and his family well. Your buddy in the pickup truck didn't give him a chance though he tried to avoid him. This BS that the van driver needs to be re-trained is just that....BS. Get a clue.
Wow.
I drove a truck for years. The bus driver ENTIRELY should receive blame. That intersection is HUGE, you'd have to be drunk or blind yourself for not noticing that a vehicle was coming through the intersection. In addition ALL commercial drivers should be required to go through some form of retraining if they are involved in an accident. As a commercial driver you are required to be a better driver than others. AND according to what I have been hearing, video surveillance from local businesses have the bus hitting the Pickup - not the other way around - making the accident itself the bus drivers fault. Granted DUI should be punished, however blame for the accident needs to be placed where it is deserved.

And you call others losers without all of the facts.
set strate in W Hartford

New Haven, CT

#64 Mar 12, 2009
Oh No wrote:
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Wow.
I drove a truck for years. The bus driver ENTIRELY should receive blame. That intersection is HUGE, you'd have to be drunk or blind yourself for not noticing that a vehicle was coming through the intersection. In addition ALL commercial drivers should be required to go through some form of retraining if they are involved in an accident. As a commercial driver you are required to be a better driver than others. AND according to what I have been hearing, video surveillance from local businesses have the bus hitting the Pickup - not the other way around - making the accident itself the bus drivers fault. Granted DUI should be punished, however blame for the accident needs to be placed where it is deserved.
And you call others losers without all of the facts.
Oh No....I stand partly corrected. But do you really think the van drive is totally at fault? So it's understood, my reaction was partly due to the racial comments made by other regarding the driver of the van. It takes all kinds but I do stand corrected for not getting all the facts before stating an opinion.
Oh No

Wilbraham, MA

#65 Mar 25, 2009
set strate in W Hartford wrote:
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Oh No....I stand partly corrected. But do you really think the van drive is totally at fault? So it's understood, my reaction was partly due to the racial comments made by other regarding the driver of the van. It takes all kinds but I do stand corrected for not getting all the facts before stating an opinion.
Your position is quite Understandable. This is all a very hot issue for many. The racial comments are entirely uncalled for. I know Jeff, I have lost friends due to under the influence drivers, I drove a truck for years, AND I have foolishly driven under the influence myself before, so I can see the picture from all angles. You may be onto something for placing both drivers at fault, however Jeff should not be looking at as harsh penalties as he is, and I do not feel that the bus driver should walk away scott free. If Jeff was not drunk would this be the issue that it is? Would the bus driver be looking at any consequences? Pull the emotion out of all of this and look at the facts one by one, then start putting them together, there you will truly see what needs to happen.

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