Sleeping truck driver kills four in Lawrenceville
Lawrenceville, GA, 7/12/07 – A tractor trailer driver who admitted to police that he had fallen asleep at the wheel rear-ended a Honda at Georgia 316 and US 29. All four Mexican immigrant occupants of the Honda were killed. They were identified as Juan Gutierrez Medina, 36, Andres Juan Gutierrez, 19, Virginia Jimenez-Cabrera, 38, and her daughter, Victoria Cabrera, 12. Fire crews found the car under the tractor trailer. The problem of truck driver fatigue is one with which we are all too familiar.
The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states (recently including Alabama, Nevada and Florida) 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.