You can do everything right while driving. You can wear your seat belt. You can use turn signals, yield the right of way, and always drive the speed limit. You can obey every traffic law there is and you can still end up in a life-threatening traffic accident. That’s why it’s so disheartening when we hear about people who choose to drive recklessly and without regard for the safety of themselves or others. Those negligent actions are at the heart of illegal street racing and sadly, over the weekend Colorado Springs found out just how dangerous it can be.
It all took place Sunday night. According to police, they believe two cars were racing down Constitution Avenue when one of the drivers lost control. Their car swerved into the opposite lane where they struck an approaching vehicle. Both drivers lost their lives that night.
It’s no coincidence that auto accidents are the leading cause of death for young people in America between the age of 16 and 20 and this is also the prime age group of street racers. Young racers often reach speeds that exceed 100mph. Without the experience and proper training to handle a vehicle at that speed, a driver can easily lose control.
Nearly every city imposes serious criminal penalties against people that choose to street race. Along with hefty fines and suspension of their license, street racers can also face jail time. But the legal consequences aren’t the most severe. As we saw over the weekend, the dangerous thrill of street racing can take away lives in an instant.
Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyers
Sometimes serious car wrecks are unavoidable because sometimes you’re simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. But you have rights after you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, and the Colorado Springs accident attorneys at Heuser & Heuser want to help protect them.
We fight to get victims of auto accidents the fair compensation they deserve. So if you’ve been hurt in a Colorado Springs car accident, contact Heuser & Heuser today for a free review of your case.
Source. Gazette.com, ‘http://gazette.com/two-killed-in-head-on-collision-sunday-night/article/1502690?custom_click=rss,’ Andrea Sinclair, June 24, 2013.