The anti-truck group Safe Roads Illinois that has worked to keep truck traffic out of Will County took to social media yesterday to blame a truck driver for driving over the graves of veterans at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetary.
Using the hashtag #Unacceptable, the group took to both Facebook and Twitter to post images of tire marks on the snowy ground near some gravestones.
In their Facebook post, they claim that the act was one of disrespect and that the truck driver was ticketed:
“Can you believe this? A truck actually drove over grave sites at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. This type of disrespect for our departed veterans is unacceptable, which is why the driver was issued three citations.
If you think our #veterans deserve more respect than this, that they deserve to rest in peace, sign the #SafeRoadsIL petition at http://saferoadsil.com/take-action/. If you’ve already signed, pass it along to friends and family.”
Some Facebook users have noted in the comments on the post that the story seems questionable. User Todd Smith wrote, “Safe Roads IL simply posted two photos and an opinion. Where’s the link to the police report? BTW, that truck pictured is way too clean to have just torn throw the snowy grass, notice the tires, wheels, steps, landing gear, air fairings are all spotless and void of any dirt, grass, or snow. Take a close look and stop hating trucks.”
With the limited information given by Safe Roads Illinois about the incident, CDLLife was unable to confirm that a truck driver had been cited.
— Safe Roads IL (@SafeRoadsIL) January 4, 2016