A Fedex truck accident resulted in a number of lost goods after the vehicle overturned on a Georgia highway. Police are in the process of questioning the truck driver over the sudden and intense crash, but there has been no confirmation that drugs or alcohol were involved. E Canada News shares in an update this Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, that a mechanical problem — some form of rear trailer malfunction — is likely to blame.
The day was clear and sunny when a Fedex truck accident occurred, leaving police able to rule out bad weather as a potential reason behind the isolated crash. It appears that some Christmas celebrators may unfortunately be missing a few goods this year, as the Federal Express vehicle was said to be full of packages intended for a variety of holiday recipients. The incident occurred earlier this week in Monroe County of Georgia, with cargo apparently flying in all directions when the truck overturned.
Local officials believe that a mechanical issue or malfunction with the Fedex vehicle is likely behind the accident, but they are examining the driver to get a personal firsthand account. Some of the items lost in the intense crash included Redbox DVD films, a number of holiday toys, various household appliances and miscellaneous items, and even boxes of fresh fruit. Many of the items were again believed to have been early Christmas gifts in shipment.
According to KPTV News, the driver shared with police in a statement following the Fedex truck accident that at approximately 10 am, his ride shuddered. He seemed to think that a malfunction occurred somewhere in the rear trailer. It was enough to cause him to lose total control of the big truck and its heavy cargo. After smashing into the highway median, the vehicle toppled over and ultimately overturned, resulting in most of its items to spill out and be lost. Authorities believe that due to the vehicle being a two-tandem model — with two trailers conjoined together on the road — stability may have been less, making it easier for the driver to lose his handle on the truck.
Fortunately, the Fedex driver was not injured in the intense but isolated accident. Georgia highway police were said to have spoken with the driver and examined him before local media sources arrived to provide their coverage on the breaking story. There has been no word yet whether the driver has been formally tested for any alcohol or drugs in his system prior to the crash.
In addition, no other vehicles were caught up in the incident. Federal Express officials have not provided any further information on the lost cargo, but an expert team has been sent out to try and salvage what goods can be saved. Anything destroyed or unsalvageable will need to be reported, the press released concluded. The accident closed the highway for over two hours in each direction, leading the whole situation to be a serious headache for all parties involved.