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FHP: Semi driver seriously injured after falling asleep, hitting parked semi on I-10

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Posted at 4:57 PM, Dec 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-02 19:23:55-05

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — A semi-truck driver was seriously injured Thursday morning after troopers say he fell asleep at the wheel and hit another semi-truck that was parked in the emergency lane.

A Florida Highway Patrol incident report said that around 7 a.m. near the 196 mile marker on I-10 eastbound, a semi-truck was in the right lane when the driver fell asleep and hit another semi-truck that was parked in the right-side emergency lane.

The semi-truck driver who fell asleep at the wheel was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries and the driver of the semi-truck that was hit was unharmed in the crash.