San Antonio, TX- Drivers engage in a host of behaviors that can lead to a deadly or injurious traffic collisions. While drunken or distracted driving are two of the more common risks motorists take with theirs and other’s lives, drowsy driving is equally as dangerous and can can lead to a devastating collision. A recent San Antonio-area accident that left one woman dead is a sad reminder of the risks of  drowsy driving.
The accident occurred last Friday in the northbound lanes of I-37 around 5:00 p.m. KSAT 12 reports that four members of a San Antonio family was traveling in pickup truck hauling a trailer when the driver lost control and caused a roll-over accident.
The trailer landed on top of the truck crushing a 42-year-old woman to death and injuring three other occupants.
The driver of the truck, an 11-year-old girl and a 74-year-old woman were all injured in the accident and taken to a local hospital.
The driver told police he fell asleep at the wheel.
Drowsy driving is a real danger but one that many motorists fail to take seriously. In a recent National Sleep Foundation survey, 60 percent of participants admitted to driving drowsy at least once in the past month. That’s nearly one in four drivers who are less attentive, have slowed reaction times and impaired judgment, according to the Centers for Disease Control.  Many motorists hardly think twice about drowsy driving in spite of  studies that show that drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunken driving.
Our team of accident lawyers in Texas strongly urge motorists to take steps to protect themselves and others if they begin to feel drowsy in the driver’s seat. If your eyelids start to feel droopy, you nod off, drift in your travel lane, miss traffic signals or hit a rumble strip, pull over to somewhere where it’s safe to park. A few minutes of shut eye, a short nap or walking around can help a motorist fight fatigue and keep them from causing a devastating crash.
Any can have the misfortune of getting drowsy behind the wheel, or even fall asleep. The National Sleep Foundation study found that 41 percent of the Americans admitted to falling asleep at the wheel at least once in their lifetime. Drowsy driving or falling asleep at the wheel, though understandable, may not appear to be as bad or egregious as drunken driving or texting while driving
USAttorneys has a team of personal injury lawyers in San Antonio and surrounding areas who understand how much a drowsy driving accident can change the victim’s life. They understand the costs an accident victim is facing and will fight to get them compensation they need to cover their accident-related costs.
If you have been the victims of drowsy driver, contact one of our accident lawyers in Texas today and set up a time for a case evaluation. After examining the details of your case, they can speak for you and decide what course of action you should take in order to get the amount of compensation you need and deserve for your injuries and mental anguish.

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