Man falls asleep at wheel, rolls car on I-90

Story Highlights:
One injured in Kittitas car accident
Rollover collision caused by falling asleep at wheel



Date: March 10, 2011, 03/10/2011
Location: Kittitas, Kittitas County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Rollover collision
Outcome: One injured

A 56-year-old man was injured on Thursday afternoon after rolling his car on Interstate 90 five miles east of Kittitas.

James R. Helmstetter was heading eastbound when he fell asleep at the wheel and rolled his car around 1 p.m. He was taken by ambulance to Kittitas Valley Community Hospital with minor injuries.

His 2005 Toyota Camry was totaled.

Falling asleep at the wheel accident statistics
31% of all drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel at least once in their lifetime. The National Sleep Foundation reports that at least 100,000 accidents and 1,500 fatalities are due to falling asleep at the wheel. The actual annual figures could be as high as 200,000 accidents and 5,000 fatalities. In addition to the tragic loss of lives, these accidents cost American society more than $30 billion annually.

Seattle Car Accident Lawyers
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis can help you. The Davis Law Group understands the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident and are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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