Darwin Award Winner
After all the warnings about train attacks, we're sure many people were on pins and needles when this story hit. Then as the day wore on, we began to wonder why this asshat was driving at all:
- A truck hauling chunks of concrete made an illegal left turn and drove around crossing gates before slamming into a Metra train in Mount Prospect this morning, officials say.
The truck driver, Kazimierz Karasek, 59, was killed. At least 26 passengers were taken to hospitals and 10 others were treated on the scene. Officials said none of the injuries aboard the train appeared life-threatening.
Karasek, of Prospect Heights, had been cited for more than 50 traffic violations, including a DUI, since 1986.
And then we began to wonder, was this one of George Ryan's gifts that has plagued and most likely continues to plague Illinois roadways years after his imprisonment? He was averaging two moving violations a year for a quarter century. At least his reign of terror is over and he didn't manage to take any innocent lives with him.
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