POLICE: Driver unhurt after blacking out at the wheel
Physically the driver is OK. Legally is another matter-what is the going rate for utility poles nowadays??
Driver Blacked Out Behind The Wheel
Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by mjd4277, Dec 3, 2022.
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roundhouse Road Train Member
Dunno which would be worse,
To convince the cops you have a medical issue and blacked out , or just admit that you fell asleep.
i feel asleep once and hit a police car .
They didn’t get too upset about it and I just got a ticket for failure to maintain lane.
I hopped out , apologized, asked if they were in, said I fell asleep , and asked how many tickets I was gonna get , and they said “one should do it “
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Short Fuse EOD Road Train Member
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- Jul 29, 2015
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- Jan 20, 2010
The “VAXX” at work ……
If they pursue blacking out as a cause, they’ll be disqualified for life. It’s a disqualifying condition and there’s not a doctor on the planet who’d risk signing off on a future physical card for them.
uncleal13 Road Train Member
- Apr 9, 2009
Low blood sugar can cause that. Had it happen to me.
Felt myself going down, got on the brakes and aimed for the shoulder. Dash cam showed I was down to 35 mph when I passed out. Nice ditches around here. Didn’t hit anything, just got stuck in the mud.
Cam showed I was out for about 40 seconds.
Just had to see a doc a few times to confirm it wasn’t something else. Back on the road in two weeks.
I've never blacked out, but one time I stopped at a J and took a shower in the middle of the day.....I had time on the load and usually there's no wait in the middle of the day......so, anyway I made sure to wash my ears real good and off I went. I went probably less than 10 miles and all the sudden I lost all spatial reference.....it was like floating and I couldn't understand what was going on. This went on for about 30 seconds or so, but it scared the crap out of me......especially since I was going through a construction zone at the time. Later I figured I must have gotten water in my inner ear and had a bout with vertigo.
Scary stuff, people. But I still wash my ears.D.Tibbitt Thanks this.
86scotty Road Train Member
- Aug 27, 2017
4 a.m.? He fell asleep, I doubt he blacked out. I wonder how long he had been driving that shift?
It can make a world of difference!D.Tibbitt, RockinChair, Boondock and 2 others Thank this.
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