Friday, February 12, 2010

Possible Sleeping Woman Causes Fatal Crash

A woman whom authorities believed to have dozed off while driving was killed after she swerved onto the path of an oncoming truck carrying propane canister near Brannan Island Road.

Witnesses say that the unidentified woman was going 55 mph on her Honda Civic along Highway 160 when she suddenly drifted across the road and over-corrected by swerving onto the path of the truck.

The Civic was wrecked and the driver of the truck had to be taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Rumble strips are installed in roads so that drivers who fall asleep will be awakened. Fatigue and sleepiness are serious threats to one’s safe driving. It is important to always be alert on roads so as to avoid vehicle accidents.