Unfortunately, it appears that the selection process used by Oscar Mayer to select drivers for the fleet of seven promotional Wienermobiles may have only helped to contribute to the Wisconsin crash into a home which damaged the foundation of the property. Rather than hire drivers with a great deal of experience driving larger vehicles such as commercial trucks, Oscar Mayer uses a selection process choosing drivers from a pool of young applicants who are college seniors about to graduate. The driver of the Wienermobile involved in this accident was just 22 years old. And so far there isn't any information to confirm whether she had any experience driving a large commercial rig such as the 27 foot long and 11 foot high Wienermobile.
The young driver pulled on to a dead end street, and mistakingly put her foot on the gas when she was attempting to brake, crashing the Wienermobile into a Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin home, causing structural damage such as destroying and deck and causing foundation damage to the property.
With such a large commercial vehicle that is built on a GMC W-series chasis, it is highly questionable why Oscar Mayer allows drivers without a commercial trucking background to become drivers for such a large rig as the Wienermobile. Allowing young and inexperienced drivers to drive such a large vehicle was like an accident waiting to happen. And one did.