74 Year Old Falls Asleep At Wheel Causing 6 Vehicle CollisionSource: Area OPP
Date: Thu Aug 15 04:42:48 MST 2019
(LISTOWEL, ON) - On August 9, 2019 at approximately 3:45 p.m., members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Perth County detachment, Perth County Paramedic Services and Perth East Fire Department responded to the scene of a collision involving six motor vehicles.
The collision occurred on Perth Line 86, west of Road 135 in the Township of Perth East.
The male driver of a sedan traveling west on Line 86 fell asleep and struck 4 other vehicles traveling east on Line 86 and a bus traveling west on Line 86 transporting factory workers.
Only minor injuries were reported.
Jozef KIERYLO, 74-years-old of Waterloo was charged with Careless driving and issued a Provincial Offence Notice (PON).
Falling asleep at the wheel is a serious concern on our roads. In Canada, 20% of fatal collision are linked to driver fatigue and being tired slows your reaction time, decreases awareness and impairs judgement to a similar affect like alcohol or drugs.
Here are some tips to stay alert and safe while driving:
Share driving with other passengers
Take frequent breaks
Keep the inside vehicle temperature on the cooler side, a warm vehicle can make you sleepy
Eat light meals and drink plenty of water, overeating can make you tired.
Area OPPOPP Investigates Death At Mud Run Event
Repeat Offender Arrested In Goderich After Spitting On Officer - Name Released
Have You Seen This Stolen ATV?
44 Year Old Arrested After Leaving Restaurant - Name Released
Pig Farm Break-In Results In Police Investigation
Leaving Diamond Drunk Leads To Charge For 36 Year Old - Name Released
2 Criminals Arrested During Break And Enter - Names Released
44 Year Old Caught Going 120+ In an 80 - Name Released
Home Destroyed By Fire
Consented Fight Leads To Charges For Repeat Offender
Fatal Collision - Deceased Identified
26 Year Old Trapped In Vehicle Following Collision Sustains Life Threatening Injuries
1.9 Million Dollar Weed Bust
Drunk Driver With One Year Old Passenger Crashes Car
Sexual Assault With Weapon In Listowel - Brent DIEHL Arrested Again
Charge Laid In Fatal Collision
Drug Impaired Driver Crashes Stolen Car
Repeat Offender Caught With Drugs
Driver Impaired By Drug
Drunk Driver At RIDE - WADE
57 Year Old Facing Impaired Driving Charge
Wingham Stabbing Incident - 23 Year Old Arrested - Name Released
Methamphetamine Bust At RIDE - DOIG
Another Methamphetamine Bust
Huron CountyWest Nile virus found in Huron County mosquitoes
Health Unit: Avoid Mosquito Bites