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Sleeping driver suspected of causing fatal motorcycle crash

Drivers in California, and states around the country, largely understand that they bear a certain degree of responsibility for the safety of other motorists on the road. In fact, many drivers can and do take the presence of vehicles like motorcycles into account so as to comply with road safety guidelines and prevent accidents. However, some motorists are less conscientious, allowing themselves and others to be placed in danger. One driver may have had the opportunity to avoid being involved in a serious motorcycle accident that took the lives of two people recently.

At the time of being reported, official charges had yet to be issued against the motorist suspected of causing the fatal crash in New York. According to authorities, the driver of a Mini Cooper struck two other vehicles when he allegedly fell asleep behind the wheel and veered into oncoming traffic.

A motorcycle driver and his female passenger were thrown by the force of impact with the Mini. While their exact injuries are not provided, the passenger died at the accident site and the motorcycle driver died at the hospital.

The driver of the second vehicle hit by the Mini is not reported to have been injured; nor is the passenger in the Mini. Though, the driver suspected of causing the incident was treated at an area hospital for minor injuries.

It is unclear why the driver suspected of being at fault may have fallen asleep at the wheel. If he is found to have caused the accident, the man may be accused of negligence or other similar charges for causing the death of two people.

Source: dailyfreeman.com, “Two die in Lloyd car-motorcycle collision (update),” Sep. 9, 2013

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