Speed frequently is a contributing factor in serious car accidents. Whether a driver was going too fast to stop for a light or they were driving too fast for poor weather conditions—speed can mean the difference between arriving safely and being involved in a horrible wreck. Recently, a fatal accident caused by speeding took the life of the driver.
According to the NY Daily News, the driver of a silver Lexus sedan was driving on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn in the early morning hours when a crash occurred.
“It was bad… You couldn’t even see the driver, he was killed right away… I don’t know if he was wearing a seatbelt,” said one of the first witnesses on the scene.
The speeding Lexus was headed north near the parkway when the driver lost control. The Lexus ended up wrapped around a tree. The 20-year-old driver was instantly killed. Both the front seat passenger and the rear seat passenger were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries.
The accident is still under investigation, and the Daily News reports that this area has been the scene of other such accidents. Residents of the Kensington community have asked state transportation officials to make safety improvements.
It isn’t clear if the Lexus driver and passengers were joyriding or if they were in a hurry to get somewhere. What is clear is that if the driver had been driving at a more reasonable speed, the accident probably wouldn’t have happened.
When people drive fast, they put everyone on the road at risk. If pushing your car to its limits is exciting, a0 racetrack or drag strip offers the safest environment for that kind of activity. A city street, lined with trees and homes and shared with other vehicles, is not the place to drag race.
The two men who survived this accident may be left with serious injuries and a lengthy recovery. But they may be entitled to compensation for these consequences through an auto accident claim.
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