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Alcohol and Speed Factors in Deadly Single-Car Wreck

May 29, 2017

A recent accident tragically claimed the life of a Georgia man, according to a local news report. The wreck happened in Lee County when a single vehicle went off of the road and into some trees. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. He got ejected from his vehicle, and he died from his injuries at the accident scene. The accident is under investigation. Authorities are assessing whether alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the fatal crash. Initial reports about the investigation indicate that both speed and alcohol contributed to the wreck.

Alcohol and Speed Factors in Deadly Single-Car Wreck

When you think of car crashes, you might think that the potential for an accident to be fatal increases when there are multiple vehicles involved because more people could be riding in those vehicles than would be riding in a single car. Surprisingly, the deadliest wrecks often involve just a single vehicle. More than sixty-five percent of all fatal car accidents in the United States are single-vehicle accidents. The most common causes of single-car accidents are all driver behaviors. If you drive a car, it is essential that you learn which behaviors increase your accident risk so that you can make safe choices on the road.

Driver Behaviors Increase Risk of Single-Car Crashes

The top causes of single-car accidents are distracted driving, drowsy driving, driving while intoxicated, and driving too fast. These behaviors are, unfortunately, not uncommon among drivers. Many people are unaware of just how dangerous these behaviors are, and this is in part because they are so common. When drivers understand that single-car accidents are often fatal and that their choices directly influence the risk that they will have a single-car wreck, they are more likely to make safe choices while they are driving.

Unfortunately, there are also some single vehicle accident risk factors which drivers cannot manage by making good choices about how they drive. For example, you cannot control whether you will encounter an obstacle like an animal in the road, some fallen rocks, or a problem with roadway design. You also might not be able to detect and prevent every mechanical defect in your car through routine maintenance. Vehicles can develop mechanical problems suddenly, causing drivers to wreck.

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After a fatal single-vehicle accident, the victims' families and friends are left searching for answers. Those answers may not come right away, which can be a difficult thing to manage on top of the grief that accompanies the loss of a loved one. Single-car crashes are some of the toughest accidents for investigators to understand, especially if the driver was alone and the accident was fatal. When there is not a lot of information available about what happened in the moments leading up to the crash, investigators are likely to have to spend some time trying to piece together an idea of what happened as best they can. If you have been injured or tragically lost a loved one in a motor vehicle collision caused by someone else's negligence, you probably have a long list of concerns and questions. Learn about your legal rights as well as what steps are necessary to protect those rights by speaking with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at Montlick & Associates.

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