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A commercial vehicle driver was fatally injured when the combination he was driving left the road and crashed into trees. The driver was on the first part of a trip when the commercial vehicle drifted to the right and into the median strip, hitting trees.
There was no evidence of brakes being applied after the combination left the road.
It was determined that the commercial vehicle driver had not had a break of at least seven continuous hours in more than 19 hours at the time of the crash. The driver had also been starting work at irregular times in the period leading up to the crash. It would appear that the trip records may not have reflected the actual hours of work.
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