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#NoTrucksToColorado, explained

Truckers around the country are protesting the 110-year prison sentence for a driver who caused a car crash after his brakes failed, killing four people. Here’s what you need to know about Rogel Aguilera-Mederos’ story ... #NoTrucksToColorado

12/24/2021 1:58 PM

40 comments

  • Munkherdene M.
    2 days

    As trucker, I wonder what say these people (judges, police, and dot officers) after 3 months of trucking. They have no idea what trucking is. They think trucking is just driving. We can’t stop and inspect every 10 minutes. If so we never gonna make your needs on time.

  • Summer J.
    12/31/2021 09:37

    Where can I sign to help to get him out of jail

  • Diana L.
    12/29/2021 17:33

    C'mon! This is a harsh judgment on the Young Man! Shame on Colorado for passing such sentence...110yrs imprisonment? What a pity to his family

  • Norman W.
    12/28/2021 19:38

    It was a mechanical failure not intentional and beyond his control. This is a miscarriage of justice.

  • Johnny E.
    12/28/2021 05:38

    This unfortunate accident sounds suspicious, and it seems like there’s a lack of evidence on the prosecution, I’d like to see more evidence because if the brakes failed then it mechanical error not human.

  • Mack G.
    12/26/2021 14:12

    27.5 years jail for each dead that's outrages term of punishment although it was not his intention but was the fault of vehicle so it may happen to anyone at any moment if it was driver's negligence then he must be punished but if not he must be released ASAP & to the judges pls closely look up for the incident once again & make a fair decision so that no one could become a victim of wrong judgement

  • Casandra P.
    12/26/2021 12:42

    If he was drinking and driving I would agreed but this is what I call an accident the breaks failed it could of happen to anyone

  • John M.
    12/26/2021 09:45

    So your going to miss out on your money for someone who you don't know? I got bills to pay I'm going

  • Danamite U.
    12/26/2021 07:34

    If he was Caucasian... this woulda been a opsy daisy.. 12hr to 1day hold in for mistake for lesson learned.

  • James H.
    12/26/2021 06:33

    Deserves every year he got!!!

  • Omar M.
    12/26/2021 01:08

    set him free for god🎄❤️

  • Paul H.
    12/25/2021 22:26

    This needs to be pardoned. Accidents do happen and that’s part of life. It was not premeditated, he needs counselling and understanding, you’ll never get over causing harm to another, not jail.

  • Glenda V.
    12/25/2021 19:01

    And drug dealers kill people and are released from prison daily

  • Kayleen H.
    12/25/2021 18:49

    The roads were closed due to high winds...stop the lies! It was something that was preventable. When u take your CDL test no matter what language it is you need to know the gear ratio, the decline rate, speed, and so onto maneuver down that Hill. U need to know about run away truck ramps, wrapping your truck around the guardrails, taking it into grass at the bottom are all things to slow down your truck to prevent mass casualties. He did none of them. We have many drivers that dont speak English that are out on our roads. If you feel this is an issue take it up with the Federal Government. They control the Trucking Industry. Make all tests in English. Semis have 3 braking systems he chose not to use them. He was a man and failed to use the skills he needed inorder to drive that truck. And yes by the time he is 23 he should have most definitely had the skills to handle that truck and that hill. If that was your family down at that bottom of the hill or a school bus of kids u might think differently. If the family is asking for a lighter sentence I think the court should take that into consideration.

  • Donna R.
    12/25/2021 18:39

    I'm sorry but this is ridiculous! You should be doing this to the countless people that intentionally drink and drive and kill people every single day.

  • Susan P.
    12/25/2021 15:39

    Similar situation here in Canada-- young Asian truck driver missed a stop sign on the Prairies and hit a bus, killing most members of a high school hockey team. No criminal record, company pushes drivers to work long hours, lax truck maintenance. Married with a small child, he's not a citizen yet so faces deportation; people are organizing to try and prevent this from happening.

  • Jeremiah T.
    12/25/2021 14:55

    If his name was Kyle instead of Rogel………..

  • Eric R.
    12/25/2021 11:00

    Some of you have no idea what you’re talking about. This protest and boycott is base under emotion and no consideration for the surviving families of the people who died in that wreck. When you have a CDL you are subjected to federal law that states “ALL accidents are preventable”. -FMCSRs mean Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR parts 350-399). ... Preventable accident on the part of a motor carrier means an accident (1) that involved a commercial motor vehicle, and (2) that could have been averted but for an act, or failure to act, by the motor carrier or the driver.- With no details about those charges, you all want to follow that lemon train that he shouldn’t be charged at all. Did you also know that no matter how minor any accident involving a commercial truck the law can confiscate the drivers personal cell phone for evidence of negligence? He didn’t have to be on his phone the day of his accident, he could’ve been on it 2 days prior to the accident but he’ll still get charged for it. That is the true significance of a truckers responsibility, it can even be a hands free device but still considered distracted driving. All of you maybe saying we should loosen the law a little bit on this young trucker but you might be playing a different tune if you or a family member were involved in this accident. How else are you gonna sue a Motor Carrier for compensation if we didn’t have these laws? No matter the circumstances I bet he still does time in prison even if it’s 10 to 15 years.

  • Saharsh S.
    12/25/2021 06:18

    The jury must be high ! This is absurd! His brakes failed! What do you want? I've seen far severe crimes that were written off.

  • Deborah P.
    12/25/2021 04:11

    He's guilty and needs to be punished, but his sentence is ridiculous.

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