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Eight People Injured in Oklahoma Car Accident Caused by Sleepy Driver

By Car Accident Help on March 6, 2012

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused a car accident in Oklahoma, which sent eight people, including four children, to the hospital with injuries. According to a news report in The Ardmoreite, the injury collision occurred on State Highway 1 west of Ravia. Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials say a 22-year-old woman who was eastbound on the highway fell asleep while driving a 2003 Dodge van. The van crossed the centerline and struck a 2004 Chevrolet driven by a 57-year-old woman. That driver was transported to an area with multiple injuries as were her passengers, who included four children between the ages of 1 and 12. It is not clear if any of their injuries were life-threatening.

Sleepy or drowsy driving is proven to be as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 car accidents every year, resulting in about 40,000 injuries and 1,550 deaths. Read the rest »

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