74 Year Old Falls Asleep At Wheel Causing 6 Vehicle Collision
Source: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 15 04:42:48 MST 2019
The collision occurred on Perth Line 86, west of Road 135 in the Township of Perth East.
The male driver of a sedan traveling west on Line 86 fell asleep and struck 4 other vehicles traveling east on Line 86 and a bus traveling west on Line 86 transporting factory workers.
Only minor injuries were reported.
Jozef KIERYLO, 74-years-old of Waterloo was charged with Careless driving and issued a Provincial Offence Notice (PON).
Falling asleep at the wheel is a serious concern on our roads. In Canada, 20% of fatal collision are linked to driver fatigue and being tired slows your reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs judgement to a similar affect like alcohol or drugs.
Here are some tips to stay alert and safe while driving:
Share driving with other passengers
Take frequent breaks
Keep the inside vehicle temperature on the cooler side, a warm vehicle can make you sleepy
Eat light meals and drink plenty of water, overeating can make you tired.