Many individuals may feel that they can push through their daily tasks even though they are fatigued. However, if sleepy individuals get behind the wheel of a vehicle, there could be a serious risk of falling asleep and potentially causing car accidents. These accidents may, in turn, result in individuals being seriously or fatally injured.
It was recently reported that a severe accident took place in Oklahoma. A 23-year-old woman was driving east with two children in her vehicle when she failed to remain in the correct lane. As a result, her vehicle traveled into the westbound lane. A driver traveling west tried to avoid the other vehicle, but the action was unsuccessful and the driver’s sides of both vehicles collided. The westbound driver stated that she may have fallen asleep at the wheel.
The woman driving the first car was critically injured in the incident. It was noted that she was pregnant, but it was unclear whether that fact may have been causing complications. The driver of the pickup truck suffered internal injuries and injuries to his leg. The two children in the first car were not injured.
Because the driver of the second vehicle was injured, he may have cause to file a personal injury claim against the driver considered at fault. This type of claim could allow him — and other individuals similarly injured in other car accidents — to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other permitted damages. Information on how to file a civil claim in Oklahoma may be useful to interested parties.
Source: theadanews.com, “Two injured in wreck; one critical“, Randy Mitchell, Oct. 4, 2016
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