While the majority of people in West Virginia are likely aware of the potential consequences of driving under the influence, they may be less aware of the dangers associated with fatigued drivers. A driver who falls asleep behind the wheel can easily cause a car accident that can have serious consequences. Unfortunately, one young man was recently sent to the hospital after the driver of the car he was riding in allegedly fell asleep at wheel.
Rescuers were notified about the accident just after 3:30 a.m. one morning in mid-April. According to reports, the driver of a vehicle claimed that he fell asleep, causing him to strike a utility pole. The force of the impact caused the pole to fall over, completely blocking the road.