Distracted Driver Tips-Over Truck in Ditch
Avoid Distractions and Focus on Driving
The driver of a loaded log truck turned into the main entrance at the greenhouse site and passed through the open gate towards the scale. As he proceeded, the truck encroached on the right-hand shoulder of the driveway and slipped off the road and into the ditch at a very slow speed. As the trailer went into the ditch, the load shifted and tipped over the entire unit, coming to rest at a 45-degree angle.
Speed was not a factor. When questioned, the driver did not offer any potential reasons/causes for the accident. The assumed cause is distraction and/or inattention.
Recommendations to Prevent a Recurrence
Avoid distractions and focus on the task of driving.