E04teacherlin wrote:Did the guy really fall asleep or should we consider speeding. Or both. Or drunk driving. or what. Listening to news reports are not always an accurate indication of what happened. You have a kid and a wife in the car, concentrate!
AmoyMama wrote:Falling asleep at the wheel is certainly possible--you only have to doze off for a split second for a tragedy to occur ...
Omniloquacious wrote:AmoyMama wrote:Falling asleep at the wheel is certainly possible--you only have to doze off for a split second for a tragedy to occur ...
Yes, indeed. My dad fell asleep at the wheel of his car while driving home from the airport after a long flight. He was cruising fast and his car swerved into a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. His Rover 2000 was a write-off, but luckily neither he nor my mum were badly injured. I saw his car after the accident, and the windscreen where his head hit it was as concave as a pregnant woman's belly. It was hard to believe that he didn't suffer any head injuries or even concussion, just cuts and bruising on his forehead and a couple of broken ribs. The fellow in the other vehicle was less fortunate, suffering severe injuries. My dad pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, and was deeply ashamed of it as the only blemish on his otherwise perfect 40-year driving record.
I've always kept that in mind and been extra careful about driving when I'm tired.
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