One-Vehicle Accident Being Investigated
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A fatal vehicle
accident occurred in Moreau, New York recently when a driver in a Toyota Highlander
who was headed northbound on Interstate 87 fell asleep while driving.
The vehicle veered off and back onto the road before overturning. Tragically,
one person was ejected and passed away. An additional five people were
taken to receive medical care for their injuries, which were not severe.
The accident is still under investigation for further information.
Drowsy driving is extremely dangerous, as it takes place when a driver
operates a vehicle while fatigued. Even if a driver does not fall asleep
at the wheel due to exhaustion, drowsiness can still affect a driver’s
ability to safely operate a vehicle. For example, a drowsy driver is more
likely to not have their full focus on the road, drift out of their lane
of traffic, and have a slower reaction time. According to the National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving caused about 72,000
vehicle accidents in 2013. If you or another driver finds themselves fatigued
while operating a vehicle, take a break from driving to rest or find a
different driver to operate the vehicle.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a vehicle accident due to another
driver’s negligence, contact the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys
of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC. With over a century of combined legal
experience, our attorneys have the knowledge and resources necessary to
acquire maximum compensation for your losses. With the help of our attorneys,
your case will handled professionally and swiftly, as we value your time
and needs. To converse with an attorney and have your potential new case
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.