Newnan, GA, 8/26/05. Wesley Williard McClure Jr., 48, an Alabama truck driver for Action Resources, Inc., allegedly collided with the rear of another tractor trailer, causing it to cross the grass median and collide head on with two other trucks. One man, who was burned beyond recognition, died at the scene. A second driver was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital. See WSB TV story.
As the other trucks caught fire and exploded, McClure kept driving to his destination in Conyers. He initially called dispatchers to report being a witness, but later admitted involvement in the wreck.
Like many catastrophic truck wrecks, this crash occurred late at night, about 11 PM. It would be interesting to learn the facts regarding McClure’s hours of service, fatigue and possible impairment from sleep deprivation. Driver fatigue is a major problem in the trucking industry. Sleep medicine specialists are often helpful in connecting drivers’ hours of service violations with causation of such crashes.
Action Resources, Inc., has $6 million liability insurance coverage.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).