A car that is traveling at a high rate of speed is an accident waiting to happen. Speeding has claimed the lives of many drivers and passengers. An article on TheHartLawFirm.com recounted how a negligent driver caused the untimely death of a teenager.
Driving a car beyond the speed limit at night made a driver responsible for the death of a teenager. The 17-year-old Jonathan Sosa was riding with four other people when the car that they were in flipped several times on West Long Avenue. The Fort Worth Police reported that the car was moving beyond the speed limit. Jonathan Sosa was taken to a hospital. But, on the day following the night of the accident the teenager was pronounced dead.
Other occupants suffered injuries because of the negligence of their driver. One of them was partially ejected from the car and suffered severe injuries. Others had to be treated for non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of escaped, but the authorities were able to identify him.
The tragic death of a teenager because of speeding should warn drivers and passengers about the dangers of negligence in driving.
A driver’s negligence comes in one form or another. Apart from speeding, drivers can also engage in behaviors that endanger not only their lives but also the lives of passengers. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one example of wrong behavior that has caused many fatal car accidents. Another example of a negligence is distracted driving. Drivers who are not able to pay attention to driving because they are talking on a handheld phone, texting or eating can cause a car accident to happen. Many car accidents that occurred in Texas could have been avoided if the driver engaged in responsible behavior.
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