Topeka, KS.  The driver of a semi truck crossed the median and collided with another tractor trailer about 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.  Both vehicles caught fire and both drivers were killed at the scene.

The most likely hypothesis in this scenario is that the driver who crossed the median fell asleep.  Investigation should include examination of driver logs (which may not be accurate), shipping documents, gas and toll receipts, on-board communications and GPS systems, etc. Another hypothesis is tire or mechanical failure affecting a front wheel, resulting in loss of control.  Both possibilities should be explored in a truck wreck fitting this pattern.

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.