Many people begin to view driving as just an everyday task the longer they have their licenses. This can lead to recklessness and distraction.
The truth is that driving is a complicated task that requires careful attention and motor skills to achieve. To remain safe, drivers must constantly evaluate new visual information such as signs, signals, moving objects and changing terrain.
There is another myth that threatens the safety or our roadways, which is that only impaired or poor drivers cause accidents. However, FOX News reports that the average driver will be involved in a serious car accident every 18 years. Anyone can drive negligently and cause an accident—even police officers.
NBC News reports that Karen Holt-Williams was driving on the highway on her way to renew her teaching license when she was struck by an SUV that had used an emergency crossover. Her vehicle crashed into a guardrail at a high rate of speed.
Authorities Say a Police Cadet Caused the Fatal Accident
The driver that caused the crash, Sebastian L. Reyes, was driving an unmarked police vehicle and wasn’t using sirens at the time. Furthermore, Reyes is a civilian employee, meaning that he doesn’t have the authority to break traffic laws. Police are investigating the incident but have yet to charge Reyes.
If you are recovering from injuries after a car accident with a reckless driver, you don’t need to seek compensation on your own. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we have more than 50 years of combined experience negotiating with insurance companies and helping our clients file lawsuits. To arrange a free consultation with a personal-injury lawyer in Baltimore, call us at 443-912-0002.
Woman Cited for Crashing Into Government Building
How safe from car accidents do you feel when you’re in a building? Most people don’t give much thought to car accidents that affect buildings, but they happen more often than they might assume. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, drivers collide with buildings approximately 20,000 times each year.
CBS Baltimore reports that early in the morning a SUV crashed into the wall of state government building. As is usually the case in these sorts of accidents, the driver said that she was trying to use the brake and mistakenly pressed the gas pedal. Fortunately, the office wasn’t crowded at the time and only one worker was injured in the crash. Police have already cited the driver for failing to control the speed of her vehicle. She could potentially face a lawsuit from the injured worker to recover compensation for medical bills.
If you are looking for a skilled personal-injury lawyer in Baltimore, call us. At DuBoff & Associates, Chartered, we are a team of experienced lawyers who have been assisting car-accident victims since 1981. If you are interested in arranging a free initial consultation with a lawyer from our firm, call us at 443-912-0002.