Sleep-deprived man crashes car into ditch in Corpus Christi
On Saturday, August 4, 2018 a man believed to be in his sixties was taken to the hospital after driving his car into a ditch causing a single car accident in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Details of the Corpus Christi car accident
According to media outlets including KRIS-TV, at around 7 a.m. on Saturday morning, a man driving along Leopard Street near Callicoatte Rd, Corpus Christi was said to have been involved in a car accident. The man, apparently in his sixties, was said to have stayed up all night making brisket and was sleep-deprived. The police said the man fell asleep on the wheel and driven off the road into a ditch. The man was taken to Northwest Hospital in Calallen, Texas for evaluation for potential injuries following the car crash.
What makes a driver unfit?
- Driving under the influence of mind altering substances: The ability to make sound judgement while driving should never be compromised. The use of drug and alcohol affect the brain’s ability to make sound decision. Statistically, driving under influence (DUI) is one of the most common causes of car accident. Some of these substances cause hallucinations, paranoia, anxiety, over-confidence, compulsive behavior and personality changes. All of which influence driving and could potentially lead to a car accident.
- Stress: Driving is not done only with your head, hands and legs, your emotion and personality affect your driving. Don’t drive when you are sad or angry to the extent that you can’t concentrate on the road.
- Distracted driving: You should never be distracted while driving because it increases the risk of auto accident or truck accident. Day dreaming, adjusting vehicle settings, phone usage and talking with other people in the car constitute distraction.
- Fatigue and sleep deprivation: Driving requires a sharp and alert mind. Fatigue and sleep deprivation may cause a driver to be dozing off behind the wheel. Don’t drive when you are dead-tired. This is one of the easiest ways to avoid injury after a car accident.
Contact a car accident lawyer in Corpus Christi if you have been injured
If you or a loved one have been injured after being involved in a car accident caused by a reckless or distracted driver, call The Patel Firm PLLC, today. At The Patel Firm PLLC, our Corpus Christi car accident lawyers represent victims of car accidents due to reckless driving. You will be aggressively represented by our experienced car accident attorney, Mr. Minesh J. Patel. From the moment you call our office for representation, we guarantee we will work hard and efficiently to get you to the outcome you deserve. Speak to a car accident attorney in Corpus Christi at The Patel Firm PLLC today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email the firm at any time. Someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is always ready and eager to speak with you. Contact us and begin traveling down the road to recovery today.