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I-264 Car Crash Injures Three People, Alcohol and Speeding Likely Factors
Reports indicate the driver of the Accord allegedly had alcohol in their system and that played a role in the accident, according to The Virginian-Pilot. They have been charged with reckless driving.
I hate hearing about these types of accidents since there's a chance they could have been prevented if the at-fault driver exercised more responsibility. Not only did this driver display reckless behavior by getting behind the wheel after drinking, but also for driving at a dangerously high speed.
In Virginia (VA), there were 37,099 car crashes related to speeding back in 2008. Close to half (15,041) of those wrecks involved someone suffering a serious injury like a broken neck, severe burns, shattered pelvis, or traumatic brain injury. Approximately 349 of those wrecks resulted in a loss of life, according to the Virginia DMV.
I understand the desire to get where you're going expeditiously, but speeding isn't the answer. The risks far outweigh the potential time saved. This I-264 accident is a prime example.