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Letters Obstructive sleep apnoea

Treat sleep apnoea before people fall asleep at the wheel

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 20 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1976
  1. Nic Tweddell, retired consulting engineer1,
  2. Seb Schmoller, head, educational charity2
  1. 1Penrith, Cumbria CA10 2 NF
  2. 2Oxford OX3 0BP
  1. nic.tweddell{at}

    We are the father and uncle of Toby Tweddell, who was killed in August 2006, his car crushed from behind by a large goods vehicle; the driver had fallen asleep at the wheel, and was subsequently found to have sleep apnoea.1

    After the inquest into Toby’s death, the coroner reported in August …

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