Driver Fatigue May Have Caused Fatal Crash

According to News in New Jersey, police are still investigating the cause of a fatal car accident that occurred on June 7. The car accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. near the intersection of State Highway 1 and Racecourse Road in Cambridge.  The car accident resulted in a single fatality, possibly a wrongful death.

Leo Tooman, an investigator with the Waikato Police Department, said they are still investigating the cause of the car accident. Tooman believes driver fatigue may have been a factor.

“At this stage, initial indications are a northbound Mitsubishi Triton utility has crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound truck and trailer unit,” Tooman initially told reporters.

Investigators are still looking into the fatal car accident, but have found some evidence to support the theory that driver fatigue may have been a factor in what resulted in a possible wrongful death.

“If that proves to the case,” Tooman elaborated. “Fatigue may have played a major factor in what was a crash that occurred on a perfectly straight piece of road. That is concerning to us given the number one killer on Waikato roads so far this year has been a loss of concentration by drivers resulting in the crossing over of the centerline—which is what happened last night.”

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