The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows a record that every 50 minutes in the United States someone is killed due to alcohol impaired driving that resulted to road accidents. That sums up to 10,839 people who died in alcohol-impaired driving accidents in 2009, which has a percentage of 32 of all traffic deaths.
ABC15 reports that an accident occurred due to a two vehicle collision last Wednesday. The police responded to the scent south of Casa Grande after 3 in the afternoon. The investigation shows that the 56-year-old driver lost control of his 2005 Crown Victoria and swerved into oncoming traffic on Jimmie Kerr Blvd. It hit a 2006 Chevrolet ¾ ton pickup truck in which the driver and the passenger didn’t sustain any life threatening injuries. While the 56 year old driver was found unconscious, not breathing and was trapped inside his vehicle. When he was removed from his car, he was immediately transported to Casa Grande Regional Hospital and was then pronounced dead.
Investigators stated that the 56-year-old driver was driving at approximately 70mph and was suspected to be driving under the influence of alcohol, as the licensed was suspended due to previous DUI conviction. This was the second collision that occurred in less than two weeks near the same intersection.
It important to be a responsible driver, if one has consumed a few drinks it is better to freshen up first or sober up. One can try drinking a cup of coffee or taking a walk to breath fresh air, if not one can ask someone to drive the car or take a cab instead.
If you have lost a loved one as the result of another driver’s negligent actions, contact the compassionate fatal auto accident lawyers in Phoenix at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., for a free consultation at (602) 267-1280. We may be able to help you.