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Lorry driver suffering from blackouts kills family after being given all clear by GP

A GP completed a form allowing a lorry driver to continue work even though he had prior knowledge of the man suffering from blackouts while driving due to Type 2 Diabetes. Several weeks later, the driver suffered a blackout and crashed into a car, killing the three occupants. The driver was jailed for three years and the doctor received a reprimand from the General Medical Council.

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About: Lorry driver suffering from blackouts kills family after being given all clear by GP

Date: 29 Aug 2002

Source: BBC News UK Edition

URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/2223104.stm

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