June 05, 2014

May 1994 - Did He Really Say That?

From R.D. (Spike) Pattillo, III of Waco (Williams, Pattillo & Squires), this excerpt from his deposition of the defendant truck driver - who had rammed the truck of Spike's client, who was asleep by the side of the highway in his legally parked truck "around midnight on a Sunday night." After the defendant admitted that he had driven approximately 28 hours straight at the time of the accident, Spike "framed this piercing question":

Q. Immediately after you hit [my client's] trailer, what did you do?

A. I woke up.