Tractor Trailer Rig Tears through Barbed Wire Fence into a Pasture on Allen's Ferry Road

August 23, 2010
Dwayne Page
Tractor Trailer Rig Tears through Fence and into Pasture on Allen's Ferry Road
Truck Driver Escapes Injury in Accident on Allen's Ferry Road

The driver of a tractor trailer rig escaped injury this morning after his truck went off Allen's Ferry Road and through a barbed wire fence before stopping in a pasture.

Central dispatch received the call at 7:14 a.m.

Trooper Dewaine Jennings of the Tennessee Highway Patrol says 59 year old Terry Lee Caldwell of Humbolt, operating a Volvo tractor trailer for Venture Express, was enroute to Federal Mogul hauling cardboard boxes.

According to Trooper Jennings, Caldwell was traveling north on state route 83 when "the vehicle failed to properly negotiate a curve to the left, ran off the road to the right, and over corrected going across the center line. The tractor trailer left the roadway to the left, entered a ditchline and came to rest in a pasture field after going through a barbed wire fence at 2535 Allen's Ferry Road."

As far as the damage, Trooper Jennings says the truck tore down part of the fence and some fence posts. "There was also damage to the truck. It busted his suspension and air tanks and there was some damage to the front end of tractor trailer."

Caldwell was cited for failure to maintain proper lane of travel and for a log book violation due to his duty status not being current. He was showing (logged) himself in the sleeper berth at the time of the accident.

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