Allegedly Fatigued FedEx Driver Caught on Camera Causing Eight-Car Pileup

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- An allegedly sleepy driver behind the wheel of a FedEx truck caused an eight-car pileup in Nashville, Tennessee, police say.

A cellphone camera caught the incident unfolding Thursday morning as the FedEx truck veered into the middle lane and slammed into a vehicle before going out of control.

“It all happened so fast,” Thomas Mayhew, a driver involved in the accident, told ABC Nashville affiliate WKRN-TV. “The FedEx truck hit me in the back, pushed me into the car in front of me, which pushed him under a semi.”

Military Sgt. Richard Crosson, who was the driver pushed under the tractor-trailer, said, “There was just no time to think.”

In all, eight vehicles were wrecked. Crosson was able to get out of his car and rushed to get another driver, whose car was in flames, out safely.

“You just don’t hesitate in something like this,” he told WKRN. ” I don’t know. He might not have been around if I would have hesitated because it was burning pretty good.”

Police cited the FedEx driver with fatigue.

FedEx told ABC News that all drivers are “expected to obey all traffic laws in safely operating their vehicles.”

About 100,000 crashes a year result from driver fatigue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Everyone survived Thursday’s crash.

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Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombing

Officials break ground on new park honoring the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombingSeanPavonePhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Officials broke ground in Boston Wednesday for a new park dedicated to Martin Richard, the youngest victim of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Martin was 8 years old when he killed on April 15, 2013, as he watched the marathon from near the finish line with his family. His mother was gravely injured, and his sister, who was 7 at the time,
lost a leg.

Photos from Wednesday's ceremonial groundbreaking show children in hard hats using shovels to dig dirt. Martin's Park, located next to the Boston Children's Museum at the Smith Family Waterfront,
is expected to open in the fall of 2018, according to a press release from the office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker.

"This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids," Baker wrote on Twitter.

#MartinRichard lost his life to terror. This park will bring light & hope to that darkness, honoring his memory & allowing kids to be kids. pic.twitter.com/lYUTMyZNxV

— Charlie Baker (@MassGovernor) August 16, 2017

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wrote on Twitter that the park will remind its visitors of "hope, compassion & love."

"Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park," Walsh wrote.

This park reminds us of hope, compassion & love a young boy taught us all. Martin's spirit will always live on in Boston & in Martin's Park. pic.twitter.com/w6Plokx6D7

— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) August 16, 2017

Both Baker and Walsh spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony, as well as Martin's family.

Martin's sister, Jane Richard, said she knows that her brother is happy that the community is coming together.

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