CUPERTINO, Calif. — The driver of a tractor-trailer in a single-vehicle crash in Santa Clara County, California, in June died of a heart attack, according to authorities.
Patch.com reports he crash happened in the morning hours of June 20, around 6:35 a.m., at the 1000 block of Stevens Canyon Road in Cupertino, California.
The Santa Clara Sheriff Office’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction Specialist Team (STARS) determined that Gregory Olguin, 57, of Sunnyvale California, suffered a fatal medical event while operating the vehicle. They said that speed was not a contributing factor in the accident. Investigators also didn’t find any mechanical problems with the truck.
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He could have Killed other innocent people. Good thing others were not killed or hurt. The company is still responsible for property damage their drivers has caused. Old people should not be driving especially if they have health issues. Apparently that Truck Driver had a bad diet. Look at the Serious Accident in Kingdom City, MO on I-70 Several years ago, a Old Truck Driver well over weight died of the Same thing a heart attack. That driver also KILLED a number of other innocent people with him & shut the Interstate down no less than 12 Hours. Terrible Incident that was 100% PREVENTABLE. This happens way too often.
You’re very uneducated. I could say ignorant but I’m choosing to be nice considering your socialist, dictatorship mind set. So thankful there are a majority who see this incident in the truth that it is. Grow up!!
well it seems we have another moron who thinks his diet was the culprit of an heart attack well I drove for 39 years and I knew three drivers that had heart attacks behind the wheel.all three were less than 185 pounds and the oldest was 53 and the youngest was 42. not even a doctor or diet can will prevent a heart attack,stroke,aneurysm
and all three put the t/t in the ditch that’s the difference between a professional and truckstop cowboy and liberals or should I say dictators.
Charles you have no idea of what you are talking about. You should really educate yourself of the issue before making a damn fool if yourself. Oops! You already did!
I’ll saycit, he’s arrogant as well as ignorant. Take all the “old truck drivers” out and you would lose about 70% 9f tge PROFESSIONAL drivers out here. By the way the driver that had a heart attack was only 57, that’s not old.
Well now, Charles, judging by your very ignorant comment I am going to assume that you have never heard of a single athlete or young person having health issues or dying? You are aware that every CDL holder working interstate is require to have a federally mandated physical in order to continue holding onto that license, correct? The regulations and requirements these men and women have to meet in order to pass a DOT physical is on par with firemen, police officers or military.
You seem to have exposed yourself as one of those very comical individuals; one who enjoys having your household goods & luxury items at your disposal but seems to believe they appear on store shelves or at your door as if by magic!?
As for your comment regarding the company being responsible for the damages -nowhere in this article did I see anyone indicating that there would be no damages paid, so…
And finally, PLEASE – for the love of God – stop being so blatantly ignorant as to thinking that the death toll from tractor/trailer accidents is always the fault of the semi driver. Too many reckless, selfish fools out there thinking they can treat an 80,000 (or more) lb unit the same way as any other vehicle on the road is truly more of a danger than a semi driver with millions of miles under his boots. Now, carry on ignorant man & have a great day!
I understand Charles’ statement to some extent, but believe he’s not intellectual of reality. Should the driver be obese, ‘granted’, I could understand that he possibly could’ve been a higher risk, but it appears awkward that the younger generations appear to be in worse condition ( medically, physically and mentally) than the so called ‘Old People’. Many questions arise of Charles mentality as: How does he not realize that he himself ‘may be’ or ‘soon will be’, classified as old himself by a generation after himself; What is he classifying as old; In review of medical conditions, there are more fatalities involving medical conditions, per capita, involving the young. Etc…
It surprises me, how the young generation believe they’re more knowledgeable then the elderly, particularly when the brain is not fully developed in comparison to an older adult. Believe it or not, even middle aged personnel brains are still developing in comparison to the elderly. There are exceptions as mental conditions, genius’, etc.
Unfortunately, Charles still has quite a bit of ‘learning and growing’ to do.
May Charles never grow old or live past 40. May he always be a 90 pound weakling cowering in his bunker. May His celery always be wilted and his tomatoes be rotting. May His widow never cry. -From an old fat guy who still drives a semi and is a survivor of a heart attack! (Of course this is written with satire and to show the neophyte that what he wrote, could easily be written about his ignorance.)
Old people ???? I’m 69 years old with 4 million miles and I am not done yet. I’ll probably go until 71 or 72. People have heart attacks while driving, regardless if it is an 18 wheeler or a car or a motorcycle. You’re an ass to say such a thing.
I can guarantee people Charles’s age cause more deaths and destruction of property driving commercial vehicles than my fellow 50 plus old drivers.