Statistics show that drowsy driving should be a risk that is of great concern to most motorists, as one-third of all drivers polled by the National Sleep Foundation had admitted to falling asleep at the wheel. Numbers also show that nodding off while driving contributes to nearly 100,000 crashes each year, resulting in around 7,100 injuries and 1,550 deaths.
Drowsy driving was responsible for an Oklahoma Car Accident that occurred last Saturday in Pushmataha County that seriously injured nine people. According to reports from Oklahoma’s 9 News, the accident happened at around 11 p.m. near mile-marker 23 along the Indian Nation Turnpike.
Reports indicate that the 33-year-old driver of a vehicle carrying eight additional passengers dozed off for a brief moment. The vehicle struck the median and the driver awoke and overcorrected. This caused the vehicle to roll before coming to a stop. Six passengers were ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash. Three children remain in critical condition and another is in stable condition following treatment at a local hospital.
Investigators are examining whether or not other factors contributed to the severity of the accident and the injuries sustained.
The Oklahoma City Personal Injury Lawyers with J. Colbert Injury Lawyers understand how just how difficult injuries resulting from an accident can be and would like to wish all of those who were hurt a full and speedy recovery.