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Drowsy Driver in East Durham, NC Causes Accident on U.S. 70

The driver of a 1994 Geo Tracker on U.S. 70 reportedly crossed the center line and slammed into a 2004 Acura TL between Mineral Springs Road and Laurel Drive in East Durham, North Carolina (NC). The driver of the Acura, Mike Delionbach, suffered serious injuries including broken bones. He was taken to Duke University Hospital and is reportedly in intensive care.

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Highway Patrol officers found evidence at the scene and took witness statements indicating that the at-fault driver probably fell asleep while behind the wheel, according to the Herald-Sun.

The accident is a prime example of the serious risks associated with attempting to drive when you are drowsy or seriously fatigued. Driving while feeling fatigued is almost on par with driving while intoxicated,according to sleepdex.org.

To learn more about the dangers o
f drowsy driving, check out this article written by an injury attorney in North Carolina  


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