Michigan is no stranger to the problem of distracted driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that, nationally, in 2014, 3,179 individuals were killed and 431,000 victims were injured in car accidents involving distracted drivers. In Michigan during 2015, there were 7,516 car accidents involving distracted driving, which resulted in 28 fatalities and 3,472 injuries. Cell phones were involved in 753 car accidents, resulting in three fatalities and 377 injuries.
As we all know, an accident can happen to anyone at any time without warning. Although most accidents cannot be prevented, we can prepare ourselves by knowing what to do in the event of an accident.
There is nothing like a fast and easy solution to a person's problem. Americans are all about instant gratification, we rarely like to wait for anything. We like our food fast and our technology to perform even faster. But what if faster isn't always better? In cases of personal injury, oftentimes the delayed outcome can be better than a quicker one.
We all have heard the horror stories related to car accidents. Two or more vehicles are involved in a collision and all kinds of chaos ensues like rollovers, totaled vehicles and even car accident injury. We often hear these stories but never think something like this could happen to us or someone we love. Some Wayne County residents find this out the hard way when they or a loved one suffer a serious injury in a car accident.
A tragedy occurred on a stretch of Detroit road last week. A family, (two parents and their high school athlete child) and another female motorist stopped their vehicle when they saw an overturned Jeep on the Interstate. The overturned Jeep had 6 teenagers trapped inside and the good Samaritans had stopped to help them. What happened next is horrific.
Did you know that one in three traffic deaths are the result of a crash with an intoxicated or drunk driver? Drunk driving accidents are one type of accidents causing fatalities and injuries that are entirely preventable. This is because intoxicated drivers can make the responsible decision to choose a safe ride home. When drunk drivers do not choose this option, it can be the reason behind drivers and passengers becoming injured in a car accident. .
Road rage is felt by millions of Americans, and at times it can get out of control and have deadly consequences. While you may get irritated and complain about a driver that cuts you off, there are those who will take the matter into their own hands and exact justice the way they feel it should be handled. These cases often result in tragedy that could have been prevented. Too often, the problem gets out of hand and it is too late to help.
Perhaps you have seen it all. Folks singing and shimmying as they drive to work, and parents taking their eyes off the road for too long while dealing with rowdy kids in the back seat. Now there is a new distracted driving phenomenon to contend with: taking selfies.
All too often we hear of tragic automobile accidents, both locally in and near the Detroit, Michigan, as well as throughout the United States. Unfortunately, tragedy struck the family of a 61 year old woman who died following a car accident while in transport in a medical vehicle similar to an ambulance.
When most people think of the causes of car accidents, the most common reasons including driving while under the influence' distracted driving such as driving while texting, eating or fumbling with the radio and perhaps other external factors such as poor weather conditions or unforeseen hazards on the road. What may be less noticed is the hazards that driving while drowsy presents while on the roads.