North Carolina train conductors, truck drivers and bus drivers operate gigantic and potentially dangerous machinery every single day. These individuals often drive for long hours without many breaks and it is not uncommon for them to fall asleep behind the wheel. When a train or car accident occurs as a result of sleep deprivation, the consequences can be catastrophic and deadly.
A North Carolina woman is hoping to bring attention to a dangerous hazard facing the state's drivers. The woman's husband was killed in a commercial truck accident, in which he was struck by a semi-truck whose driver had fallen asleep at the wheel.