Rookie sni driver falls asleep at wheel..frankly lucky to be alive.

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Rookie driver crashes new tractor-trailer into tree along I-95 in Johnston County

    Posted 9:33 a.m. yesterday
    Updated 2:11 p.m. yesterday

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    By Alfred Charles, online managing editor

    FOUR OAKS, N.C. — A big rig driver on his first trip fell asleep at the wheel, crashing the tractor-trailer into a tree alongside Interstate 95 and prompting authorities to shut down one southbound lane of the freeway for several hours Saturday, officials said.

    As of 2 p.m. Saturday, State Highway Patrol troopers told WRAL News that the lane would remain closed for up to three more hours while they worked to clear away the wrecked truck, which was said to be a 2019 tractor-trailer that was recently put into service.

    Rookie driver crashes new tractor-trailer into tree along I-95 in Johnston County :: WRAL.com
     
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  3. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Man, that’s rough.
     
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  4. Sharky88

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  6. bigkev1115

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    Dang, if that was a team truck, that s one rude awakening for the co driver
     
  7. Grumppy

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    From all accounts, it was a rude awakening for the driver too......
     
  8. Chinatown

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    Thinking about a vacation to China next summer with the family to visit relatives. Have you been there recently? I like it over there.
     
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  9. moloko

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    He needs to try Western Express , Carolina Cargo, and possibly even Swift now. This surely will go on his DAC report.
     
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  10. mickeyrat

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    I'm interested to know what the parameters of load he was on were. What time was the wreck.

    where he left from, etc.....
     
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  11. bigkev1115

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    State Department of Transportation officials said the incident occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Mile Marker 88 in Johnston County.
     
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