Early on Monday at approximately 12:40 a.m. a car drifted into the guard rail and resulted in a car accident on I-5. All five victims were taken to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno. A 77 year-old woman died of her injuries and the other 4 passengers were treated for their injuries.
It’s uncertain what happened exactly, but drugs and alcohol have been ruled out, by officials, as the cause of the car accident.
Many times accidents similar to this one can be the cause of falling asleep at the wheel or dozing off for a split second. While we aren’t certain that this is what happened in this case, as a Los Angeles personal injury attorney I’ve seen many cases where that is the cause of the car accident.
If you are feeling a little drowsy it’s important that you pull off at a rest area or ask a passenger to take over the driving. Sometimes you can’t tell just how tired you are until your head bobs and you realize that you’ve fallen asleep for a split second. So please be safe out there and ask for assistance if you need it.