September 20, 2013
Drowsy driving is considered a serious risk to motorists on the roads and highways in the United States. A study conducted by the National Sleep Foundation concluded that roughly 60 percent of adult American drivers reported getting behind the wheel of vehicles while drowsy. More than one-third of those individuals admitted to falling asleep at the wheel, while 4 percent stated they had been involved in accidents after drifting to sleep while driving.
The New York Motorcycle Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices explain that one such collision recently claimed the lives of two New Yorkers. The crash occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Sept. 10, along Route 299 outside of Poughkeepsie.
An article from the Poughkeepsie Journal says the victims were riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle eastbound when the 20-year-old driver of a 2010 Mini Cooper crossed the centerline and collided with the bike head-on. One of the victims died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained in the collision, while the other died shortly after being transported to the hospital by paramedics. The driver responsible for causing the crash later told investigators he fell asleep at the wheel.
William Mattar Law Offices’ team of New York Personal Injury Lawyers is aware of how devastating an accident caused by another person’s negligent behavior can be and the firm would like to send their sympathies to the families of the victims.