Truck tragedies

Dear Editor:

Approximately  a year and a half ago, I sent a letter to the editor of the Wellington Advertiser begging young drivers to be extra careful driving in bad winter weather. My reason was that a young lady had been killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler on the Orangevillle Road.

I mentioned the trucking company but the Advertiser chose to delete the name of the company when they printed my letter. Since then, many others have written to the Advertiser complaining about the excessive speed and noise of vehicles on our roads.

Last week another young mother of three children and expecting twins in the fall was killed in a collision with an 18-wheeler near Grand Valley. While watching the TV news, the cameras scanned the “crash site” and I noticed the 18-wheeler was the same company that was involved in the death of the young woman on the Orangeville Road last year. How ironic!

Peter Dunning,