Baden-Württemberg: microsleep with consequences: articulated lorry wreaks havoc

Sinsheim (dpa / lsw) - The overtired driver of a semi-trailer caused several collisions at a rest area on Monday, resulting in two injuries and six-figure damage.

Baden-Württemberg: microsleep with consequences: articulated lorry wreaks havoc

Sinsheim (dpa / lsw) - The overtired driver of a semi-trailer caused several collisions at a rest area on Monday, resulting in two injuries and six-figure damage. The 47-year-old left the A6 in the direction of Heilbronn at the rest area near Sinsheim due to sleepiness, the police said. He nodded off while driving. His vehicle first grazed the parked trailer of a 37-year-old.

He then collided with a block of stone in the parking lot in the Rhein-Neckar district, pushed it in front of him and then collided with another trailer truck. Its sleeping driver was thrown out of his bunk on impact. The 55-year-old suffered minor injuries. The person who caused the accident was also slightly injured.

The association "Wide awake at 80 km/h" draws attention to the lack of sleep among truck drivers. You should be looking for one of the few pitches for the night in the afternoon. If they finally found one, a restful sleep would be unthinkable because of the noise from the nearby freeway. It's no wonder that overtired drivers then fall asleep, they say.


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