It’s the unfortunate reality that some people just do not obey the traffic laws. They may speed or participate in dangerous behaviors that put others at risk.
Take, for example, a case out of Missouri in which a young mother was killed when she was struck by a vehicle that approached at a high speed. The report claims that the police chief wasn’t clear on how fast the other driver was going at the time of the crash, but the vehicles hit so hard that the entire real wheel assembly came off of one vehicle.
Speeding may have caused the 27-year-old man to crash
The police indicated that the 27-year-old man from St. Louis had been speeding when he hit a Ford Fusion. Then, he overcorrected his vehicle. That led to him hitting another vehicle — the Hyundai Sonata — head-on. The driver of the Sonata, a 50-year-old mother, was ejected from her vehicle and killed. Two passengers in her vehicle were seriously injured.
It isn’t clear why the driver was speeding that morning, although the area has had a speeding problem for some time. Unfortunately, speeding may have been what left this woman deceased.
Following the traffic laws keeps people safe
Following the traffic laws is an essential step toward keeping people safe. When people choose to speed, they’re disregarding the fact that they could lose control, not see a hazard ahead of them with enough time to stop or that their speed could make a crash much worse.
If you lost a loved one in a crash like this one, remember that you may be able to seek compensation to hold the at-fault driver responsible for their recklessness.