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Boston Globe: "Drowsy Driving Tragedies Preventable"

August 3, 2009

By Charles A. Czeisler

"RECENTLY, the National Transportation Safety Board announced that drowsy driving was the probable cause of the fatal collision of two MBTA Green Line trains in Newton last year. The safety board concluded that MBTA operator Ter’rese Edmonds, who was killed in the crash, did not respond to a red stop signal, likely because she briefly fell asleep at the wheel. The board concluded that she was at high risk for having an undiagnosed sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea."

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