August 4, 2011
A western Pennsylvania car accident claimed the life of two people and injured several others Wednesday afternoon, when one of the vehicles veered into the lane of oncoming traffic. According to the Sun Gazette, the accident occurred on Route 422, between the towns of Butler and Kittanning, at approximately 3:20 PM.
Police say a 24-year-old was driving a sedan in the westbound lane when he “reportedly fell asleep” and veered into the oncoming traffic’s lane. A station wagon driven by a 42-year-old father of one was fast approaching in the opposite direction and the two vehicles collided, killing both drivers. Two other vehicles were involved in the Pennsylvania car accident, however, both of those drivers walked away uninjured. Police said everyone involved in the accident was wearing their seatbelt at the time of the Pennsylvania car accident.
The National Sleep Foundation has declared this week to be Drowsy Driving Prevention Week and hope to make citizens aware of the dangers of drowsy driving. They say that drivers 16-24 years of age are twice as likely to be involved in a drowsy driving accident, and that 57 % of drowsy driving accidents involve a vehicle veering into another lane or off the road.
The Pennsylvania Car Accident Attorneys with Lundy Law may be able to help you if you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of your own. Contact them now for a free consultation of your case.