Man Causes Traffic Jam, Then Car Crash

Falls asleep at wheel, then crashes truck when he wakes

By Ruth Brown,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 21, 2013 6:24 PM CDT

(Newser) – Here's a spectacular specimen of stupid driving from Atlanta. On Saturday, a man caused a traffic jam after he fell asleep at the wheel, his truck stopped in the middle of the road. A local news truck happened to be passing by, and called 911 (while turning on its cameras, naturally). A government worker came to wake the man up, but when he did, the driver sped off, smashing into two cars and subsequently causing a five-car accident, WSBTV reports. The worker again tried to stop the man, but he fled his car, climbing a tree and jumping a barbed-wire fence to get away. Police are still searching for him.

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