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The effect of sleepiness on motor vehicle accidents

As many California drivers may know, drowsiness is capable of producing inattention and lead to car crashes. Sleepiness may be clearly documented using police records and accident reconstruction reports. According to a recent study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Institutes of Healthsleepy drivers are shown to have a decreased reaction time. The decision-making process declines as does short-term memory. A sleepy driver may have a decreased sense of vigilance, making him or her less inclined to note changing or hazardous circumstances on the road.

Pedestrian hit when car strikes his vehicle in California

A man suffered serious injuries after a chain reaction accident caused his own vehicle to hit him while it was parked at the Wrightwood Mini Mart on March 9. The victim reportedly parked his car at a gas pump before exiting the vehicle when a suspected drunk driver hit the vehicle shortly before 6:45 p.m.

Suspected drunk driving accident leaves 4 injured, 4 dead

A head-on collision on a California roadway left four people dead and four others injured on the evening of March 1. According to an officer with the California Highway Patrol, at approximately 8 p.m., a black Mercedes-Benz sedan crossed into the wrong traffic lane on a road in Santa Cruz County and crashed with an oncoming pickup truck.

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