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Aggressive Driver Accused of Endangering Child Passenger’s Life

Three cars were wrecked in a recent Quincy traffic accident. According to KHQA, a driver was heading north on 12th Street when he allegedly slammed his vehicle into two parked cars. He just kept on going and took a right on State Street. That’s when his vehicle left the road and slammed into two trees. The driver had a 22-month-old child in the vehicle with him. The child was taken to Blessing Hospital.
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Officers arrested the driver. He is now facing charges of operating an uninsured vehicle, driving without a valid driver’s license, aggravated driving under the influence, improper lane usage as well as failure to give information after striking a parked car.

Our Quincy car accident lawyers understand that drivers can do some pretty off the wall things sometimes. We may never know why this driver put his life at risks, let alone the lives of innocent passengers and others on the road. We do know that those injured by motorists like this deserve proper compensation.

In 2010, there were close to 33,000 people who were killed in traffic accidents in the U.S. In addition to these fatalities, another 2,240,000 people were injured. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more passenger cars involved in accidents than any other type of vehicle. These vehicles accounted for roughly 40 percent of the vehicles involved in fatal accidents during the year. They also accounted for close to 1,600,000 of the injury accidents (or more than 55 percent of the total).

In 2010, there were nearly 200 fatalities resulting from accidents involving passenger vehicles. Close to 120 of these fatalities occurred in accidents with passenger cars.

Many of these accidents were the result of aggressive driving. According to the NHTSA, aggressive driving has become a serious problem on our roadways. It happens when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.”

What constitutes as aggressive driving?

-Speeding
-Tailgating
-Running yellow or red lights
-Unnecessary lane changes
These behaviors can easily spiral out of control and morph into road rage. It’s a problem that’s completely preventable. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the economic cost to society due to speeding-related crashes is estimated to be more than $40 billion per year–$76,865 per minute or $1,281 per second.

When you’re involved in an accident, you want to make sure that you receive the proper medical treatment for your injuries. If you’re injured and have to take time off of work, you also want to make sure that the at-fault party covers your lost wages.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in the Greater Boston area, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, LLC for a free consultation. Call 1-877-617-5333.

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