Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Negligence and Reckless Driving Kills

The world population is expanding everyday. Due to this, the number of persons using automobiles is also increasing. Everyday the streets are congested with numbers of different kinds of automobiles. That is why almost every second, there is somebody injured or at worst die from an automobile accident.

Automobile accident is said to be one of the leading cause of death today. There is an approximate of tens of thousands of people are involve in automobile accident per month.

Automobile accident usually is caused by,

  • Driving while drunk
  • Defective road condition
  • Bad weather
  • Bad driving skills
  • Over speeding
  • Vehicle design and maintenance
However, not all automobile accidents results mainly from the above-mentioned factors. Others results from simple negligence coupled with reckless driving that results to collision.

In a news entitled “Automobile Accident Kills Teenager in Rockingham” posted on March 3, 2008 relay a motor vehicle collision that killed an 18 year old boy.

According to the report, the victim was driving his 1996 Ford Escort when struck while he and his two companions were attempting to push his stalled vehicle off the runway. His two passengers were immediately brought to First Health Richmond Memorial Hospital for evaluation and were subsequently released.

The authorities identified the offender, a 54-year-old man and a resident of Richmond. He was driving a 1996 Mercury Marquis at the time of the incident.

The authorities relate that the offender was driving beyond the speed limit when the incident took place. He was immediately arrested. In addition, he was charge with second-degree murder, careless and reckless driving, failing to reduce speed and driving while impaired as a result of a collision.

As I observed one of the common factor that results to this type of personal injury case is simple negligence of the offender coupled with over speeding. Many drivers just do not know how to share the road with others. They just think of getting to their place of destination the fastest way possible no matter what it cost.

If we only know how to be, considerate to others this type of incident could have been avoided.