Driver fatigue and falling asleep behind the wheel are major causes of car crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration there may be as many as 100,000 crashes from driver fatigue each year, with an estimated 1,550 deaths and 71,000 people injured.
A jury recently awarded a permanently disabled man $8.7 million resulting from an auto accident lawsuit caused by a severely fatigued driver who fell asleep at the wheel.
The accident occurred in January 2014 when a group of seven crew members were on their way home from a 22-hour, non-stop shift at a Texas mill. The driver of the vehicle was traveling 70 mph when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and rear-ended a school bus picking up children at a RV park. Three men in the van were killed; four others were injured. No one on the school bus was injured.
The plaintiff’s attorney in this case was able to prove that the well operator, knowing the risks associated with fatigued driving, acted negligently by allowing the fatigued crew members to travel home after working a 22-hour shift. The verdict sends a message that such lack of concern for safety has consequences.
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