Monday, March 30, 2009

A profile of a bad driver

Returning a car borrowed without permission is not a valid excuse to commit speeding. Neither is it a valid excuse to beat a red light, hit someone then run away.

The driver of the car that hit Roger Darryl Guess had that for an alibi. Later on, the offender confessed that apart from speeding he was also intoxicated.

Guess was traveling through west of City Center Drive when he was struck by a Nissan Murano. His car was severely damage that he had to be extricated from its remains. He died at the hospital due to severe injuries.

This particular case is the best example of what drivers should not do: speeding, intoxication and abandoning one’s victim.
Speeding and intoxication are a fatal combination. Its deadly outcome is crystal clear.

Thirty one percent of traffic crashes are caused by speeding. More than half of deadly crashes posted a speed limit of 55 mph or more.

Drunk driving, on the other hand, could be credited for 39% of the fatal car accidents. About 254,000 people were injured in alcohol related accidents.

Hit and run accidents are mostly the result of the acts of a speeding or intoxicated driver.

Ideally, a person involved in an accident must stop to extend help, if necessary, or exchange insurance numbers with the other party. This is prescribed by law as a standard procedure during car accidents, whether the person is at fault or not.

When victimized by a speeding or intoxicated driver, the law gives innocent parties the right to file a damage suit. A personal injury lawyer has to participate to afford the victim an aggressive and fair claim process.