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Tourists Killed by Driver Who Missed Medication

A British couple’s trip to New York City ended tragically when both were struck and killed by a garbage truck that jumped a curb and drove onto a sidewalk.

Another pedestrian was struck and seriously injured. Police say the 52-year-old truck driver suffered a seizure as a consequence of not taking his medication. A co-worker observed the driver foaming at the mouth and when the truck went out of control he tried to grab the wheel, but was unsuccessful in stopping the vehicle before the three pedestrians were struck.

This incident shows how important it is for workers to not miss doses of medication. There’s no going back if someone lapses into a seizure or insulin shock and others are hurt or killed as a result.

Bongarde Editorial

Bongarde Editorial

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