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Accident on Highway 70 after Driver Falls Asleep

By Kelly Balamuth on January 13, 2015

On January 6 at 5:40 a.m., a two-vehicle collision occurred when a 37-year-old woman fell asleep while driving her Mazda 6, allegedly crashing into the SUV in front of her. The 37-year-old driver of the Explorer then lost control, crashing his Explorer into the center divider. Both suffered only minor injuries.

All drivers have a legal obligation to drive safely while looking out for the safety and well-being of others. Unfortunately, falling asleep while driving is an all too common occurrence, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 2.5 percent of fatal crashes and 2 percent of injury crashes involve drowsy driving. In addition, the AAA Foundation’s most recent survey for Traffic Safety shows that 21 percent of fatal crashes involve tired drivers.

When it comes to falling asleep while driving, proving the driver was negligent can be difficult. Unless a driver admits s/he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into you, you’re going to have a tough time gathering the evidence you need to prove it. An accomplished attorney can help investigate the accident and build a case on your behalf while you and your loved ones focus on healing.

If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile collision involving a drowsy driver, contact an experienced lawyer to learn about your options. You may be entitled to significant compensation from the at-fault party. Call attorney Kelly Balamuth at (888) 254-1234 for a free initial consultation.

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