According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the average person has a 30 percent chance of either being injured or killed by a drunk driver. In fact, according to statistics, in 2003 nearly 42 percent of all traffic deaths were alcohol related. Sadly, drunk driving accidents are still a leading cause of death. Clearly, driving drunk is a public safety issue which can result not only in death, but also catastrophic injuries for those involved.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines an accident caused by drowsy driving as one which occurred because the driver of the vehicle was fatigued, actually asleep behind the wheel or drowsy when driving.
Most drivers in Arizona are aware that driving is a privilege and upon issuance of a driving license, they have a legal duty to obey all traffic laws while operating their vehicle. Though many people take this duty seriously, others fail to do so. This breach of duty can cause harm to another, taking many forms. Fortunately, victims may be able to hold a negligent driver liable for damages and injuries stemming from the accident.
Most Arizona residents who drive a car or some other vehicle understand that all drivers on the road have an ongoing responsibility to obey traffic laws, be alert and drive safely. Despite the caution one may observe on the road while driving, there may be others who may not observe the laws and cause an accident which may result in either serious injuries or death.
When a driver utilizes public roads and highways to get from point A to point B, there is always a chance that a car accident can occur. A wreck can happen to anyone at anytime, anywhere and without warning. Though it is never easy to be in any kind of accident, having a general idea of what to do when involved in one may help ease some of the anxiety surrounding the incident.
The reasons for a car accident can be numerous and multi-factorial, but one thing is for sure: one can not only suffer serious injuries but also potentially lose their life. Car accidents do not give drivers on the roads notice that they are going to happen and many wrecks happen so fast that victims involved may not know exactly what happened.
In a sad turn of events, according to the Chandler Police Department, recently a 37-year-old motorcycle officer lost his life in an accident caused by a drunk driver. Preliminary accident investigation reports indicated that the traffic accident occurred half past midnight at an intersection in Chandler.
Being involved in any kind of a car accident can have a tremendous effect on one's life both physically and financially. In some cases those involved in a car accident may not sustain any injuries at all. However, in many cases a car accident can cause severe injuries that can be either permanent or temporary, and sadly in other cases lives may be lost.
Arizona residents should be interested to know that a four car accident that occurred in Queen Creek has injured at least five people. According to a spokesperson with the County Sheriff's office the accident occurred in the early afternoon at around 2 p.m.
Car accidents happen to unsuspecting motorists without warning or notice and any Arizona driver can be involved in a car accident at any time. Whether it is a head-on collision, rear-end collision or a T-bone accident, the nature of one's injuries and their severity may depend on the type of impact that occurred during the accident. Injuries can range from head, neck, spine and back injuries to broken bones and even burn injuries. Clearly, a driver can sustain serious injuries, which can result in a permanent disability. In some cases, a driver even may tragically lose his or her life.