Hannibal Missouri Crash Injures Sleepy Driver

On September 21, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A Louisiana man suffered significant injuries on Thursday morning as the result of a two-car Missouri car accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 25 year-old Louisiana native, was operating his Isuzu Amigo on U.S. 54 in Pike County, MO when his vehicle crossed the center line and collided with another vehicle resulting in a serious car crash. The driver’s vehicle was travleing eastbound on U.S. 54, east of County Road 291 near Hannibal Missouri, and the vehicle he struck was being driven westbound. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, he had dozed off while operating the vehicle, at which time his car crossed the center line. The driver was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the Pike County, Missouri car accident which may have added to his injuries. A medical helicopter was dispatched to the scene and transported the injured car driver to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in Creve Coeur, MO.
Many of us have become drowsy or tired at the wheel of a vehicle while operating it. Maybe we are driving back from a long roadtrip, maybe it was a late day at work, maybe personal issues aren’t allowing us to get enough sleep. There could be an array of issues that could cause someone to get drowsy while driving. There are many things we can do to avoid the horrible situation that this driver encountered during this Hannibal Missouri car accident. If you feel groggy or tired while driving pull your vehicle over to a safe area as soon as possible. If you feel tired and question if you should be driving then stop and don’t drive. Call someone for a ride. Pull over to a rest area and…rest. Get out of the vehicle, if in a safe location, and stretch your legs and breathe in some fresh air. As a St. Louis Missouri car accident attorney, I hate to see injuries occur that possibly could have been avoided. I’ve only offered a handful of suggestions, but the most important is to stop driving your vehicle before unfortunate accidents occur. You can also visit my safety website which provides helpful tips for practicing safety awareness while driving a car and in other situations.
Sleepy Louisiana Man Seriously Injured in Crash, www.hannibal.net, September 1, 2011.


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