TRUCKING ACCIDENT Driver Falls Asleep Before Truck Hauling 8,000 Chickens Flips Over In Stark County

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Freightmaster1, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Freightmaster1

    Freightmaster1 Well-Known Member

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  2. toilet paper

    toilet paper Well-Known Member

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    I think we've all nodded off at some point
  3. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    If he did fall to sleep he is wise to say so. I worked an accident a few years ago where the young driver went to sleep just before sun up but claimed another truck pulling a flatbed ran him off the road. A driver from another company who was behind him was asked to verify the driver's claim. Wisely he told the truth & said the driver had been on the shoulder & back on the highway several times. He had tried to alert him with his radio for several miles.
    Another driver at the scene thought that driver should have lied & helped the driver. The driver told that driver he could have lost his job for dishonesty. The driver who went to sleep was discharged & rode a bus home. The safety man said he probably would not have lost his job had he been truthful & just got two weeks off. I think his local eventually got his job back for him but he lost a lot of time.
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2019
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