Previously I've written about the duty every driver has to discontinue driving when you are falling asleep. If you're falling asleep at the wheel then you are not driving with due care. It's that simple. Follow the search link or click on those below.

Falling Asleep At The Wheel | Lombardi Law Firm

Jan 5, 2010 ... I'm not sure what the road design has to do with this case, if the driver did actually fall asleep. If you're the widow or dependent child ...
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If a driver on a U.S. Highway falls asleep can he be liable for ...

Aug 19, 2010 ... I've had the experience of taking a class where the assignment was to write your own obituary. In other words write out what you want other ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../if-a-driver-on-a-us-highway-falls-asleep-can-he-be -liable-for-the-death-he-causes.cfm - Cached

November 2010 Iowa State Patrol Injury Reports | Lombardi Law Firm

UNIT #1 WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 69 WHEN DRIVER FELL ASLEEP AND ... This is another one-vehicle accident with the driver falling asleep at the ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../november-2010-iowa-state-patrol-injury-reports. cfm - Cached

Proving negligent driving when the main at-fault witness dies in ...

Mar 18, 2011 ... As lawyers we must wonder about the driver's sobriety or whether he may have fallen asleep. To the sobriety issue I note the officer order a ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../proving-negligent-driving-when-the-main-atfault- witness-dies-in-the-crash.cfm - Cached

Tractor-Trailer Accident - Iowa I-80, I-35, I-235, I-370 ...

I'm not talking about falling asleep or a sudden medical condition or any of the causes that makes someone simply cross the center line on an undivided ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../tractortrailer-accident-iowa-i80-i35-i235-i370.cfm - Cached

Iowa State Patrol Injury Reports for Saturday, October 2, 2010 ...

Oct 2, 2010 ... THE DRIVER OF VEHICLE #1 FELL ASLEEP AND LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE . ... DRIVER OF UNIT 1 FALLS ASLEEP, AND SIDESWIPES VEHICLE 2 NEAR THE ...
www.lombardilaw.com/.../iowa-state-patrol-injury-reports-for-saturday- october-2-2010.cfm - Cached

 

In this collision the not-at-fault driver appears to have died after a head-on collision. The one driver is reported to have fallen asleep at the wheel. Did he? We don't know but like you we can read the report that says the following.

VEHICLE NUMBER 1 WAS WESTBOUND ON CO. RD F-62. DRIVER OF VEHICLE NUMBER 1 APPEARED TO BE FALLING ASLEEP AND WAS CROSSING THE CENTER LINE. VEHICLE NUMBER 1 CROSSED THE CENTERLINE AND STRUCK VEHICLE NUMBER 2 WHO WAS EASTBOUND HEAD-ON.

You can read the entire report by following this link.

  • Date: 3/24/2011
  • Time: 6:14 a.m.
  • Place: Jasper County, Iowa on F62/Highway F-62 East
  • Driver 1: J. Whitson (20) Newton.
  • Driver 2: S. Hopkins,(54) Colfax.
  • Description or Narrative: See above or follow this link or this link.
  • Page Headline: 2011.03.24. ISP Fatality Report - Hopkins
  • Description: Duty to Pull Over and Stop Driving - Falling Asleep
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  • Page Category: Large Damage, Major-Serious Injury and Death Cases
Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death
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