The accident took place between Enterprise Drive and Curtis Drive when a Chevrolet sedan crossed the center line, and sideswiped an oncoming van. The sedan then collided with a BMW head-on. The at-fault driver admitted to police he fell asleep behind the wheel.
The drivers of the BMW and Chevrolet as well as a child in the Chevrolet were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the van was reported to have not suffered any injuries.
The Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers’ Perspective
Head-on collisions are the most deadly of all auto accidents; it is very fortunate that none of the victims were seriously injured and we wish them all a speedy recovery. People underestimate the dangers of drowsy driving, but driving while fighting the urge to sleep puts everyone on the road at risk. A new analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash data estimates drowsy driving is a factor in nearly one in six fatal crashes and estimates that every year there are 100,000 crashes, resulting in 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries. The dangers of driving drowsy are so noticeable they have been compared to that of drunk driving. Sleep deprivation and fatigue impairs coordination, causes longer reaction times, impairs judgment, and make lapses of attention more likely to occur. If you have been hurt by someone who fell asleep behind the wheel we strongly urge you to contact a Virginia (VA) personal injury lawyer. Drowsy driving is a hazardous and careless activity and the negligent driver may be found liable for the injuries and damages caused.
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