A speeding car is a deadly weapon, and the faster the car, the more deadly. In a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, researchers found that for every five mph increase in a road’s speed limit, fatalities rose 8.5 percent.
As long as humans are going to drive cars, accidents will happen; however, the speed of the vehicles involved can affect the risk of serious injury and death.
Three Dead after High-Speed Multi-Car Wreck in Watts
A speeding car rear-ended one car and then crossed over the center line and struck another, killing three people. It’s unclear at this time which car or cars the fatalities came from and whether the driver of the speeding car was one of the fatalities.
Police say that the accident happened at the intersection of Compton Blvd and Imperial Highway around 7:15 pm on Friday, May 1, 2020. No charges have been filed, and the accident is still under investigation.
Speeding Drivers and Injuries
Researchers from the European Commission on Mobility and Transport conducted a study and found that for every 1% increase in speed, there is a 2% change in the number of injury accidents, a 3% change in the severity of the injury and a 4% change in the fatality rate.
Simply put, this study shows that the higher the speed of the car at the moment of impact, the greater the risk of injury, the severity of the injury, and the risk of a fatality.
In the past month, March 2020, Los Angeles has been dealing with an epidemic of speeding cars due in part because of the open roads resulting from the COVID-19 stay at home order. At the Law Offices of Steers and Associates, we have seen the destruction that comes from a speeding car, and we have represented many victims with all sorts of accidents.
Unfortunately for the victim, the higher the speed, the greater risk of a more serious injury, and we have seen this first hand. Some of the more common injuries that come from a speeding car are:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Broken Facial Bones
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Organ Damage
- Thoracic Spine Injury
- Air Bag Injuries
Any of these injuries can change your life, and we have experience in helping victims get through these tough times by giving them peace of mind that their case is being handled professionally and that they can focus on getting better physically.
Contact an Auto Accident Attorney
The best thing to do when injured in an automobile accident is to talk to a Los Angeles Car Accident Attorney who understands the law and has experience helping injured victims through their turmoil.
Call the Law Firm of Steers & Associates at 800 824 5416 or click here to contact us online. We have attorneys with years of experience dealing with every type of motor vehicle accident, and we get results against the insurance companies and their highly-paid lawyers. Call us now to even the playing field and get the compensation you deserve.