Motor vehicle wrecks occur at all times of day, but the likelihood of a crash may be even higher at certain times. For example, driving during the early morning hours can be dangerous for a number of reasons. Not only are there are number of drivers who are very tired during this time frame, but visibility may be decreased and there are other areas of concern also. Our law office knows how devastating auto accidents can be and we want to remind drivers of some of the threats they may face on the road.
Even if a driver is well-rested, alert and responsible, they could be hit by a drunk or tired driver. During the early morning hours, someone may be driving home from a party or after consuming drugs or alcohol, putting lives in danger. Many people who have to work during these hours suffer from fatigue as a result of their work schedule, which can be especially dangerous on the road. A driver who recently woke up or has not slept in a long time may have more difficulty driving safely and could even doze off behind the wheel. Furthermore, the early morning hours can reduce visibility, whether it is completely dark or there is little light. Even after the sun rises, it may be foggy, which can also interfere with drivers’ ability to see the road.
If you have been hit by a reckless or fatigued driver early in the morning or any other time of day, you should be aware of your rights and legal options. Our accidents page has more on crash injuries.