Drowsy driving leads to accidents in Texas and other states around the country. A report, developed by the National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and the National Highway Safety Administration, found that drowsy driving is especially prevalent among males 16 to 29, employees working late-night shifts and people with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea. According to the report, these individuals often don't take measures to avoid the accident, drive between the hours of midnight and 6 p.m., are in cars by themselves and travel on high-speed roads and highways.
A 25-year-old man was killed after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a van at about 1 p.m. on March 14. The accident took place at the intersection of Stan Schlueter Loop and Bunny Trail in Killeen. Police say that the motorcycle was going east on Stan Schlueter when the van turned on Bunny Trail in front of the motorcycle.
A two-car crash that took place on a Texas highway on March 4 resulted in the deaths of two people. The fatal motor vehicle accident happened along Old Jacksonville Highway in the Flint-Gresham area. At about 6:17 p.m., a 30-year-old man driving south in a truck crossed over the center line near County Road 140 and struck a northbound SUV head on.
One man was killed and two other men were injured in an two-car accident along Texas 71. The crash occurred on March 4 shortly before 11 a.m. The 50-year-old man who was killed reportedly veered into traffic in the opposite lanes, injuring his passenger and the other driver involved.
On the morning of Feb. 25, two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision that claimed the life of one driver. The other driver was left uninjured. The accident occurred when a semi-truck heading west struck an eastbound car on Highway 11, approximately seven miles east of Winnsboro. The Department of Public Safety reported that crash happened as the semi-truck rounded a curve on the highway and crossed over into the eastbound lane.