Driver falls asleep just before fatal truck accident

On Behalf of | Mar 17, 2022 | Car Accidents |

With demanding schedules and long hours on the road, it may come as no surprise that fatigue remains a constant concern for drivers of commercial vehicles. Unfortunately, even a brief bout with fatigue can create dire safety threats, and accidents involving such vehicles can carry disastrous repercussions. A recent truck accident that took place after a driver fell asleep behind the wheel has reportedly claimed the life of a person in Georgia.  

Fatal truck accident 

Authorities say they responded to reports of the crash on a recent Saturday night. The incident is said to have occurred as the driver of a moving truck suddenly lost control and veered toward the shoulder of the road. Reports indicate that another driver had pulled off the road and was standing in front of the vehicle when the moving truck suddenly crashed into this vehicle. 

Reports indicate that the moving truck proceeded to hit this person soon thereafter, claiming his or her life in the process. While investigating the incident, authorities say the driver of the truck admitted to falling asleep behind the wheel just before the incident occurred. Fatigued driving continues to play a role in many accidents, and those who succumb to fatigue while behind the wheel run the risk of leaving surviving family members mourning over the untimely loss of someone close. 

Sudden loss 

Dealing with the sudden loss of a loved one is something no family should have to endure, especially when stemming from truck accidents involving the presence of fatigue. Following such a loss, a person in Georgia could choose to retain the services of an attorney for guidance on how best to approach the situation. While there may be nothing one can do to change what took place, a successful legal claim could help provide much needed restitution during such a potentially stressful and challenging stage in life.