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  • Published: 1 Dec 2023

Vehicle incident – driver tiredness

Vehicle incident driver tiredness
Vehicle incident driver tiredness

Description of Incident

On completion of work on a project site, a company team were driving back to their home base. Approximately 1hr 45mins into the journey the driver started to feel tired, however he continued to drive onto the scheduled rest stop, approximately 10 km away.

Prior to reaching the rest stop the vehicle gradually drifted onto the hard shoulder and crashed into the back of a stationary police vehicle.

The driver and third party (the policeman in the stationary car) were not injured, however the passenger, who had an open laptop computer on his knees and was using his phone, sustained a fractured arm and broken nose when the airbag deployed during the crash.

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