Thursday, August 19, 2010

San Jose Utility Truck Crash Results in $5 Million Settlement

It wasn’t alcohol, illegal drugs, or even distraction that was behind the crash that killed 20-year-old San Jose, Ca. resident Mary Bernstein. The driver of the PG&E utility truck that killed Bernstein and her long-time boyfriend Robert Conway blacked out temporarily due to a sharp drop in blood sugar that was related to his diabetes. Driver John Mayfield failed to test his blood sugar as directed by his doctors and subsequently passed out while operating the vehicle, causing the fatal crash. Bernstein’s mother plans to use the award to help fund her efforts to require fleet drivers to test their blood sugar level before clocking in if diabetic.

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