In 2012, 37 percent of male drivers between the ages of 15 and 20 were involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time of the collision, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). While thankfully no one was killed, multiple people were injured in a three-vehicle accident on Interstate 10 that authorities believe was caused when a 19-year-old driver was speeding through traffic.
According to KBMT-TV, the incident began when the 19-year-old driver of a Ford pickup truck was speeding while traveling west on I-10, leading it to rear-end a Nissan. Hitting the Nissan forced the Ford into a rollover during which it collided with a Honda van.
Following the wreck, three people were taken to area hospitals with injuries, including a 22-year-old passenger in the Nissan and the driver and a passenger from the Honda. Neither the driver of the Nissan nor the driver of the Ford were hurt in the crash.
The driver of the pickup truck received a ticket for Failure to Control Speed.
Victim of a Car Wreck Caused by a Speeding Driver?
Drivers who speed are being reckless and endanger the lives of everyone else. There is too much at stake on the roads, where one mistake can get someone permanently injured or killed. Young drivers may not realize the consequences of speeding or reckless driving. In a split second, lives can be changed forever. Unfortunately, all too often reckless drivers are allowed behind the wheel and it results in innocent people and their families having their lives turned upside down.
Galloway Jefcoat helps the victims of reckless drivers and their families fight back against the ones who threw their lives into chaos. To learn more about us and how we may be able to help you, give our Lafayette car accident attorneys a call today.
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