Monday, August 1, 2011

Drowsy Driver Hits LAPD Cars, Two Critically Injured

When you go to sleep, you always hope for a beautiful dream. However, if you sleep at the wrong place and at the wrong time, you only get nightmares. This is what happened to a 64-year-old woman driver when she fell asleep while behind the wheel.

According to reports, the car driven by a female motorist crashed into two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) patrol cars in Woodland Hills. The car accident left the two police officers in critical condition, and two others sustained minor injuries.

Police reports said that the two LAPD cars were parked at Fallbrook Avenue when a black Jaguar hit the two police vehicles. According to investigation findings, the woman driver who incurred minor injuries is believed to have fallen asleep while driving.

It is obvious that driving while sleepy can pose threats to other road users. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) conducted studies on drowsy driving in 2004. Here are some of the findings from the research:

•    People aged 18 to 29 are more likely to drive while sleepy compared to other age groups
•    Male drivers are more likely to drive while drowsy compared to women
•    People who sleep for six to seven hours a day are two times more likely to be involved in a car accident than those people who get eight hours of sleep

People who get hurt in a car accident due to drowsy driving can file for compensation claims against the involved driver. It is the legal duty of the liable driver to provide compensation for the damage and loss that he or she had cost the victim.

To know more on car accidents in California, you may consult with a Los Angeles attorney. Your lawyer will help you file a lawsuit and assert compensation for your losses. Contact our toll fee number at 1-866-772-2889 or email us at for a free case analysis.