Years of driving can make you forget that driving is a very dangerous activity. It just takes one moment of inattention to cause an accident that can harm you, other vehicles, or the passengers in your car. Today’s story is a demonstration of that. The Macon Telegraph reports.
Three individuals were riding in a compact SUV very early this morning on I-16 eastbound. They were heading for the Spring Street exit just before 4 in the morning. While merging to get off of the freeway, the vehicle hit a concrete barrier.
All three of the riders were taken to the hospital. Two of them, the driver and a backseat passenger, are in stable condition. However, the front-seat passenger died at the hospital shortly after arrival. There was no information in the story about why the driver failed to avoid the barrier.
One possible reason might be the time of the incident. Most people driving at that hour are tired. Studies have shown that driving while sleepy can cause your reactions and judgement to drop just as much as driving while drunk.
If you are a driver going on a long road trip, take breaks every hour and don’t drive for more than 12 hours before taking a nap.
If you’ve been injured as a passenger in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Find out! Contact John Foy & Associates.