A six-car crash happened in Illinois on Sunday, June 9. It involved, among other vehicles, a semi and a black Subaru. One woman, who was a passenger in the Subaru, died in the wreck.
There is an important mantra to keep in mind when you go out on the road: The only driver you control is you. You can't control what anyone else does, and that puts you at risk. You can't avoid that risk. But you can control what you do to reduce it.
You don't remember your car accident. The police officers tell you what they think happened, and your dash cam even shows the moment of impact. It's all strange to you, as if you're seeing it for the first time. You remember getting in your car and starting the engine, but that's it.
Have you ever heard someone say that most car accidents happen because of human error? It's true, and that's why accidents keep happening at such an incredible rate. Manufacturers can make cars themselves safer and lawmakers can pass new regulations, but people are still going to make mistakes and cause crashes. You can't stop that.
A car accident involving a pedestrian is one of the most serious and dangerous that can occur. Even low speeds are dangerous. When two cars collide at 10 miles per hour, odds are it's little more than a fender-bender. When a car hits a person at 10 miles per hour, they could suffer serious, life-altering injuries.
When he was 16 years old, a boy in Illinois was involved in a car accident that left him with significant injuries. His 15-year-old brother was also in the car. Tragically, his brother passed away from his injuries.
You have probably heard people throw around rough statistics about car accidents, such as saying that around 30,000 people die every year. Maybe they've talked about how the general trend is a reduction in accidents, though the last few years have seen an increase.
When you get behind the wheel, where do you feel safest, on the freeway or in a parking lot? While highway speeds make many drivers nervous, they never think twice about driving through the lot at the grocery store. It seems like they'd never get into an accident in such a controlled setting. They're safe.
In modern American culture, we often feel like we have to rush constantly. We rush in school to get a paper done on time. We rush at work to meet a deadline for a project. We rush through the store because we need to get home to our families.
The dangers of opioid abuse have been well-documented and heavily reported. However, any use of opioids can present a serious danger for drivers taking them and for others sharing the road with them.