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Semi-truck driver shot on I-75 in Cobb County

Semi-truck driver shot on I-75 in Cobb County
A tractor-trailer driver was reportedly shot and seriously injured Wednesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 75 in Cobb County. (courtesy: 511 GA)

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A semi-truck driver was reportedly shot and seriously injured Wednesday afternoon while driving on Interstate 75 in Cobb County.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the driver was shot around 1 p.m. by another driver on I-75 north.

“There is a crash on I-75 N past Wade Green Rd. leaving all lanes blocked,” 511 GA tweeted. “Avoid travel in this direction and use alt. routes.”

The suspect did not stop, according to Sgt. Wayne Delk with the Cobb County Police.

The tractor-trailer was blocking the interstate when police arrived. The injured driver was taken to a hospital for treatment, according to police.

All lanes of I-75 north were temporarily blocked in the area and reopened re-opened around 2:30 p.m., according to Georgia Department of Transportation.

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16 Comments

So that’s it? The driver was taken to the hospital and no one gives a shit about his condition. He’s just a trucker (considered low life) according to the report. That is why I carry a gun, if you shoot at me I’m gonna shoot back and you better pray that I miss,( highly unlikely). How many truckers are going to shot before the dumbasses at the DOT consider it as hazardous? A friend of mine was shot in LA a few years ago, now he will never drive again. Why didn’t we see this on the main stream media? Because we as truck drivers aren’t considered significant individuals or important enough for protection against some assholes that shoot at us.
ARM UP TRUCKERS!!!

You sound hysterical
And
Seemingly have a need to brag about your Davy Crockett gun skills
Let me guess:
5 foot eight
Big nasty Mountain Dew belly
Little limp dick
BIG BIG Gun
Stop the Steal
Right?

Arm up truckers
There’s an intelligent statement
Most are already armed with 80k lbs going down the road with very little experience
Last thing this. Country needs is not so bright people with guns in there hands
Some talking freedom protest etc etc
If you want to do something worth while plan a 2-3 day stoppage of work and protest the f———— price of fuel !!!!!!!!
Wise up quit talking like 10 year olds

You said it right! Armed with an 80k truck! I retired in November. The company I worked for has offered me a 5k bonus and 2 dollars a mile loaded or empty. I won’t go back and be partner to children behind the wheel. Good luck to all of you being forced into being a part of this crazy idea to fill empty trucks by the elite.

Just an FYI there a lot of truck driver out there that are veterans and very well be more knowledgeable about firearms and better trained than some law enforcement officers. Nothing against LEOs at all, just saying.

Im a veteran trained in all vehicles tanks humvees amphibious etc n weaponry. All this means nothing if it’s your time. If you ride expecting trouble, im sure you will find what your looking for. Your best defense is your mind. It’s been 33yrs as a trucker for me. I’ve never been in an accident robbed hurt or anything else. Place your trust where it’s best. I place my trust in God first. You can place your trust where you like.

Probably what this amounts to is that the person that shot the truck driver was probably driving a car and road raging against the truck driver I see this and get this all the time pretty much on an every day basis people driving cars are driving much faster than trucks usually about 80 and 85 mph as they approach a truck that is running 65 to 70 mph in the same lane because of traffic the road rage driver in the car can’t merge over into left lane to avoid the truck in the same lane so he has to break hard then he gets childishly mad and starts road raging against the truck. Truck drivers are no exception I’ve been watching truck drivers road rage against one another for 22 years during my career as a driver and what this also amounts too is Everyone on the road needs to grow up!!!

No one is driving truck or car just to be driving. The funny thing is, is that our country is beginning to slip to savage incessant thinking so shortly behind is our actions. Stay cautious and conscious of one another. Professional drivers understand this rule. Truckers on the other hand it’s what being trained in these driving academies. Maintain your positivity and make it home to your families without accidents or incidents. Peace+Love= humanity!!!!

Trucker drivers are more important,
Pretty sure of it, let’s make it back home to our love ones avoid the B.S! FYI if you license to carry, be smart and Stay safe God Bless

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