We’ve all been there. You’ve had a long day at work, and it’s finally time to drive home. While driving sleepiness slowly creeps in. Your eyes feel heavy and it becomes hard to stay awake. As injury lawyers we know you’re now in a situation that can be just as dangerous as drinking and getting behind the wheel.
Just last week someone was killed on our roads when they fell asleep behind the wheel. It happened on Interstate 25 when a driver from Pueblo drifted off the road. She woke up just in time to jerk the wheel and swerve into the right lane. Her car slammed into another vehicle and sent them spinning out of control. The vehicle flipped and ejected one of the passengers, taking her life. The woman who initially fell asleep wasn’t injured, but she could be held responsible.
Police don’t believe that alcohol and drugs were a factor which goes to show that those things don’t have to be involved for a deadly accident to take place. Fatigue is an often underestimated factor in serious accidents which is why it’s so important to never drive when you are sleepy.
You may be thinking about how great it will be to get into your bed after a long drive, but we want to make sure that you make it there. Driving while tired is a form of careless driving, and drivers that cause accidents due to their sleepiness can and should be held responsible.
Get Help from a Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer!
The Colorado Springs injury lawyers at Heuser & Heuser are here to help when you’ve been hurt in an unnecessary accident. You might be entitled to compensation that could help you through this troubling time. Just contact us today for a free accident case review.
Source. Fox 21 News, ‘http://www.fox21news.com/news/story.aspx?id=1060864#.U6dgdPldWSo,’ June 21, 2014.