A rollover car accident near Idaho Falls was caused by the driver falling asleep reported Idaho State Police. The car crash occurred on US 20 seven miles outside of Idaho Falls. It was reported that the driver fell asleep at the wheel causing the vehicle to drift off the roadway and into the guardrail. The car then rolled coming to a rest in the opposing lane. A passenger was also in the vehicle at the time of the car accident. Both the driver and passenger were not reported injured by the accident and were both wearing seatbelts. Traffic slowed for both northbound and southbound lanes. Police reported the vehicle was partially blocking a northbound lane from Idaho Falls to Rigby.
Drowsy Driving Statistics
An estimate of 100,000 police-reported car crashes are caused each year by drowsy driving according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There is not a test for sleepiness like there is for intoxication. However, it is estimated from those 100,000 reports there are 1,550 deaths, 71,000 injuries, and $12.5 billion in monetary losses. At Brent Gordon Law in Idaho Falls and Pocatello we feel these numbers are significantly high. So, what can we do to improve these statistics? Don’t drive if you are tired! Driving drowsy may not only cause a car crash. Sleep deprivation also causes lapse of attention and may play a role in behavior that could lead to a car accident. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted a poll for Sleep in America. In this poll 42 percent said they become stressed when driving tired, 32 percent said they get impatient and 12 percent said they tend to drive faster.
Hire Personal Injury Attorney Brent Gordon
Drowsy driving crashes have resulted in large money settlements for the victims or their family; especially for wrongful death cases. If you’ve been involved in a car crash, hire personal injury attorney Brent Gordon to handle your case. Brent Gordon is an experienced, trusted and aggressive lawyer serving clients in Pocatello, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls, Rigby, Rexburg and other surrounding areas. Brent Gordon Law has a law office in Pocatello and Idaho Falls for your convenience. Call the law office of Brent Gordon today for a free consultation. We can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case.
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Our Idaho Falls, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Idaho Falls, including for injuries and accidents in Ammon, Rigby, injuries and accidents in Shelly and Blackfoot, and injuries and accidents in Rexburg. If you are looking for an attorney in the Idaho Falls area, visit or call our Idaho Falls office now. 477 Shoup Ave, Suite 101 Idaho Falls, ID 83402 Phone:(208) 552-0467 Brent Gordon Law Facebook Twitter Google+ Instagram
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Our Pocatello, Idaho law office services clients in and surrounding Pocatello, including for injuries and accidents in Chubbuck. If you are looking for an attorney in the Pocatello area, call our Pocatello office now. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (208) 232-7274 for a free consultation.
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