Woman injured in one-car collision near Walla Walla

Story Highlights:
One injured in Walla Walla accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by falling asleep at the wheel

Date: June 21, 2011, 06/21/2011
Location: Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

One person was injured in a collision near Walla Walla on Tuesday.

Around 1 p.m., while heading south on State Route 125, 18-year-old Amy Collins fell asleep at the wheel and failed to negotiate a left curve. Her car went off the roadway and rolled twice, landing on its wheels.

Collins was injured and taken to Providence St. Mary Medical Center.

The accident is still under investigation, and no other information was reported.

Walla Walla Fatal Accident Statistics for 2009
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 3
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

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 Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys
If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group, P.S. can help you. We understand the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident. We 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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