December 10, 2013 Middletown car versus pole crash

2013-12-10 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Category: Auto Accidents

Joseph M. Busher

The collision occurred at 3:04 am on Ballfall Road in Middletown. The driver was removed from the car and taken to Hartford Hospital for treatment. It does not appear that there were any passengers in the car. It is not clear what happened in this particular accident. Police are requesting any witnesses to contact them. In general, late night accidents such as this often involve dozing drivers, drunk drivers and may involve freezing conditions at this time of year when wet day time roads freeze over. Extra caution is required at this time of night both to guard against your own negligence and to defensively protect yourself from other drivers who may not be as careful as they should be. Warning signs that may signify drowsiness while driving include:

    The inability to recall the last few miles traveled Having disconnected or wandering thoughts Having difficulty focusing or keeping your eyes open Feeling as though your head is very heavy Drifting out of your driving lane, perhaps driving on the rumble strips Yawning repeatedly Accidentally tailgating other vehicles Missing traffic signs

The best response is to pull over if you are dozing off. Get out and walk around. Get a coffee. Call for help if you need to. To stay alert while behind the wheel, AAA suggests:

    Get plenty of sleep (at least seven hours), especially the night before a long drive; Drive at times when you are normally awake; Schedule a break every two hours or every 100 miles; Avoid heavy foods; Travel with an alert passenger and take turns driving; Avoid medications that cause drowsiness or other impairment; and Consult with a sleep specialist or other medical professional if you have trouble getting enough rest or are chronically fatigued.

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