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
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(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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Challenger
Oct 22, 2013 9:59 AM CDT
Sounds like a Stolen car.
ddhartma
Oct 21, 2013 10:19 PM CDT
I like the accompanying pic of a right-hand driven car in-lieu of a left-hand driven truck like the story is about.
pg13
Oct 21, 2013 7:33 PM CDT
Reporting shortfalls: "Fell asleep"? I wonder if we'll find out who the truck is registered to. Did it have tags? Nice getaway, dude. You're like Jason Bourne in slow motion.