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Attentive Truck Driver Saves Life When Driver Falls Asleep At Wheel

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A 25-year-old woman narrowly escaped serious injuries when she collided with a tractor trailer. She admittedly fell asleep at the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic. The attentive truck driver may have save this woman’s life. When he saw her approaching, the trucker changed lanes to get out of the direct path of the woman and avoid a head on collision. Her vehicle struck the passenger-side rear tire of the tractor and traveled down the entire side of the trailer, but he was able to maintain control of the tractor trailer and keep his load intact.

As the saying goes, “accidents do happen.” In the blink of an eye, a serious auto accident can occur. Like this situation, it can also be avoided. The truck drivers’ attentiveness and quick reaction prevented serious injuries; it most likely saved the life of a young woman. This is a perfect example that attentive drivers who are focused on the road and are not distracted can actually respond quickly enough to minimize the severity of impact. Obviously, the trucker allowed himself to immediately assess the situation and concentrate on avoiding a fatal collision.

This auto accident is a reminder for all drivers. If you foresee an auto accident, check your options. Can you avoid it by changing lanes or is there a safe shoulder or median? By being attentive and acting quickly, you could be saving a life, too.

Mark Bello has thirty-three years experience as a trial lawyer and twelve years as an underwriter and situational analyst in the lawsuit funding industry. He is the owner and founder of Lawsuit Financial Corporation which helps provide legal finance cash flow solutions and consulting when necessities of life litigation funding is needed by plaintiffs involved in pending, personal injury litigation. Bello is a Justice Pac member of the American Association for Justice, Sustaining and Justice Pac member of the Michigan Association for Justice, Business Associate of the Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado Associations for Justice, a member of the American Bar Association as well as their ABA Advisory Committee, the State Bar of Michigan and the Injury Board.