Johnston Law Offices P.C.
Call 24/7 For a Free Consultation

WE WILL COME TO YOU!

618-655-1234 | 866-655-6789
Attorneys

Asleep at the wheel: Tragedy on an Illinois interstate

Because we have interstate highway traffic roaring by Edwardsville every minute of every day, we understand the dangers of high-speed driving. Precisely because of those speeds, motor vehicle crashes on interstates are often violent collisions that result in serious injuries and fatalities.

Common causes of interstate wrecks include distracted driving, excess speed, impairment and drowsy driving. We read recently of an interstate highway crash in which an Illinois woman fell asleep at the wheel in the early afternoon, triggering a series of collisions – one of which ended in the death of a 79-year-old driver.

Law enforcement officials said a 28-year-old Illinois woman fell asleep at the wheel of her Nissan as she was driving east on I-290. Her car struck a Ford minivan, driven by the 79-year-old woman, which then hit a third vehicle.

After the van hit the third vehicle, it ran into the center median wall, police said. The van’s driver was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead within an hour of her arrival.

The woman who fell asleep sustained only minor injuries, as did the driver of the third vehicle involved in the chain reaction.

The Centers for Disease Control says that truck drivers, people who do shift-work (night shifts or extra shifts), and those with sleep disorders are most likely to put other motorists at risk by driving while drowsy.

The result of drowsy driving, as in the case mentioned, can be tragic.

Those who have lost loved ones or who have been injured by a drowsy driver should contact an Edwardsville attorney experienced in both personal injury and wrongful death litigation.

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Brand
Firm

Office Location

Johnston Law Offices, P.C.
420 South Buchanan Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Toll Free: (866) 655-6789
Phone: (618) 655-1234
Fax: (618) 655-0624
Edwardsville Law Office Map