Trucker pulling his own tooth crashes, causes tie-up

toothOne more thing to add to the list titled, “Things Not To Do While Driving A Tractor/Trailer” : perform DIY dental work.

News sources in Tuscaloosa, Ala. are reporting that a 57-year-old trucker crashed last weekend while pulling his own tooth and driving along I-20.

traffic jamTraffic cam shows detail-related tie-up on I-20.

Alabama State Troopers say the unidentified driver took his hands off the wheel to pull one of his own teeth, lost control of his truck, veered into a ditch and struck a tree.

The police report says: “He had the tooth in his shirt pocket as proof.”

While the driver was not seriously injured, part of I-20 was closed to traffic for 11 hours.