Recently, I was driving South on I-95 from Daytona Beach to Palm Beach County and encountered a tractor trailer that nearly sideswiped my vehicle. Luckily, I swerved and braked to avoid the accident. I was behind the 18-wheeler and noticed that the big rig failed to maintain a single lane, he was going onto the right shoulder then back over to the middle lane continuously. At one point he drove the center of the big truck down the shoulder lane nearly colliding with an emergency road vehicle that was helping a stranded motorist.
My passenger, Mario, happens to be a cinematographer with The Media Kraken, and began videoing the near catastrophic consequences of when a semi-trailer crashes. During this time, I called Florida Highway Patrol to have the vehicle stopped. FHP located us and followed the truck momentarily, making their own observations, and two FHP vehicles activated their overheadlights and the trucker pulled over. We later learned it was not a dui or a medical condition but a fatigued driver. Accordingly, it led me to write this blog. After all, I am a personal injury lawyer that represents victims of truck driving accidents.