There was a terrible accident on the highway not far from where I live Sunday night. A tractor trailer slammed into a line of stopped traffic, resulting in five deaths. He was going 70 mph at the time of the collision. You can read the whole story HERE, but the headline screams “Driver Inattention May Have Caused I-26 Pileup”
The article goes on to report “Trooper Robert Grayson, who is on the team of collision reconstructionists investigating the nine-vehicle pileup on Interstate 26, said they want to know if driver inattention was a factor in the crash.”
Do we really need to waste time and a reconstruction to know that the friggin’ driver in this case was inattentive??
“We’re trying to determine why he did not recognize that the traffic was stopped in front of him,” Grayson told WYFF.
I’m no investigator, but I’d guess it’s because he WASN”T PAYING ATTENTION. I mean, what the hell? They aren’t seeking the cure for cancer here, what exactly is there to determine? Do we really need a team of investigators? What’s the alternative? That he WAS paying attention but a ship full of drunk driving aliens overtook him? He WAS being attentive, but decided to mow down a line of cars for fun?