Many people do not consider how dangerous it is to get behind the wheel when fatigued, yet it has proved to be as harmful as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Nodding off for even a second can prove deadly. Imagine driving at 65 mph. That equates to traveling approximately the length of a football field in two seconds; a basketball court in one.
An 18-year-old Michigan driver was nearly impaled after a farm post shot through his windshield. The teen told police that he fell asleep behind the wheel before his vehicle crossed the center lane and traveled across a farm field before hitting the farm post. The post stopped inches from his body. Fortunately, the driver only suffered minor injuries, but in many cases the end result was not as fortunate.
Drowsy driving accidents are not unique, yet are completely preventable. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving is the cause of more than 100,000 accidents, 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths yearly, and these numbers are only the accidents reported. All it takes is for drivers to recognize the signs of fatigue and pull off the road – before they fall asleep behind the wheel.
Victims who were injured or lost a loved one due to a drowsy or fatigued driver, should consult an experienced personal injury attorney who can review the case and determine if the victim is entitled to pain and suffering damages, loss of income damages, medical or funeral costs, and even punitive damages.
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