Two Semi Truck Drivers Ticketed in Wisconsin
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on June 9, 2009 in Car Accidents
Two semi-truck drivers were ticketed for traffic violations in separate accidents near Madison Wednesday morning.
The first driver, David Jenkins, 55, of Nashville Tenn., was cited for reckless driving and endangering safety after he fell asleep behind the wheel of his semi-truck. The truck overturned and came to a halt in the left lane and median of I-39/90.
The second driver, Michael Jennings, 45, of Gary, Ind., was cited for inattentive driving after his semi trailer left the roadway and rolled over on its side and into the ditch on I-39/90/94 in Columbia County.
Driver fatigue, drowsiness and driver distraction are conditions that result in reckless behavior such as failure to maintain lane position and leaving the roadway. The U.S. Transportation Safety Board still faults driver fatigue as a probable factor in 20-40% of truck crashes.
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