With the hustle of life in 2016, it seems like a good night’s sleep is an increasingly rare commodity. While some treat it as almost a luxury, sleep is essential to our physical and emotional well-being. Being well-rested is also a critical part of being a safe driver. People who wouldn’t dream of driving drunk are driving while sleep-deprived despite evidence that drowsy driving is a threat to everyone on the road. Our Oakland car accident injury lawyer fights for the victims of drowsy driving accidents in Northern California because they deserve compensation and because it sends a message that overly tired driving is a danger that should not be tolerated.
Police Report San Jose Death Resulted from Driver Falling Asleep at the Wheel
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that a man lost his life this past Sunday in San Jose because a driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel. California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) officials say that the victim had pulled onto the shoulder of U.S. Highway 101, north of Alum Rock Avenue, to investigate car trouble when he was struck by a Ford Ranger. The Ford’s driver told CHP officers that he had momentarily fallen asleep at the wheel and wasn’t initially sure what he had hit. Police say the victim was a 60-year-old man from Daly City whose wife and children were in the car at the time of the deadly accident. The crash occurred shortly after 4 PM.