Closure, it can be difficult if not nearly impossible to move on after losing a loved one in a fatal accident. We may be able to distract ourselves from the hole left from the loss of a family member even if we cannot fill the space that is left behind. For many, part of the grieving process involves being able to rest secure in the knowledge that the person responsible for the accident has been held accountable.
Drivers are expected to always be aware of their surroundings and to operate their vehicle in a manner that does not put others on the road at risk of serious or catastrophic injuries. This is true whether you are driving down a lonely gravel road or on a busy Huntsville highway. But some areas call for particular diligence.
Every car accident creates a risk of serious or even fatal injuries. When there is an accident between two passenger vehicles, the occupants of the vehicles at least have the advantage of the safety of the passenger cabin to protect them. Seatbelts, crumple zones, and airbags all help to mitigate the injuries. But when a pedestrian is struck in a crash, they have none of these safety devices to protect them.
Everyday many parents in Alabama put the lives and safety of their school-aged children in the hands of school bus drivers. Of course the vast majority of school bus drivers are likely well trained and responsible. But unfortunately with the safety of so many children at risk on each but, one negligent mistake by a driver or a failure in his or her training can have very serious consequences.
One student passenger and the driver of an Alabama school bus were transported to the hospital yesterday morning after a man who was allegedly driving under the influence, crashed into their school bus.
Drivers in Huntsville should always be on the lookout for anything, or anyone in the roadway that could lead to an accident. Some situations may call for more vigilance from drivers than others. Railroad crossings, blind corners and other places pose unique hazards that can likely be foreseen by the drivers simply due to their knowledge of their immediate surroundings.
For most of us in Huntsville, every one of our mornings includes at least some time behind the wheel of our car driving to work or school. The daily commute is simply a regular part of our routine like having a cup of coffee or brushing our teeth. But if we were to stop and think about, our time on the highway is likely the most dangerous thing we do all day.
A minor fender bender or mechanical trouble on the highway can be a serious inconvenience. It will unavoidable cause a delay and potentially having to deal with insurance companies and an auto mechanic. While these inconveniences are considerable, there is the potential for a much more serious and tragic result if other drivers fail to avoid a person who has stepped out of their car to evaluate the damage from the initial car accident or break down.
You do not have to drive very far in Huntsville to find a driver who is pecking out a text message on their phone while they are driving. Often this can be seen as a driver is cruising along at highway speed, glancing up occasionally to see if they are still on the road. As you are certainly aware, studies have indicated that texting while driving is on par with driving drunk in term of the likelihood of causing a serious car accident.