On May 28th, Leo left his house at 4:00 a.m. to drive to report to work as a log truck driver at a logging site 45 minutes away. He had worked an average of 13 hours/day Monday‐Friday for the past two weeks. Seasonal allergies had also left Leo congested and sleep‐deprived. At 7:32 a.m., police and EMT personnel responded to an accident involving Leo’s truck and an SUV. According to the police report, Leo fell asleep at the wheel and failed to stop at a traffic light. His loaded log truck hit an SUV carrying a woman and two children. The woman and one child died at the scene. The other child was life‐flighted to Dallas Children’s Hospital. Leo suffered a concussion, and multiple broken bones in his feet, legs and hips.
Take Home Message:
Driving or operating machinery while fatigued can be deadly, for you and the people around you.
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