Why Is Speeding So Dangerous?

One person died and another was injured in a recent Roswell car crash. The two men were brothers; the driver of the vehicle died while his brother, who was in the passenger seat, suffered critical injuries. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of those two young brothers.

The accident happened late at night on Riverside Road near Northcliff Trace. The car crashed into a tree on the side of the road. According to WSB-TV, rescue crews had to use ropes to help keep the vehicle from tipping over an embankment.

It is speculated that speed played a part in the car accident.

Speeding is one of driving’s biggest dangers. It reduces a driver’s ability to handle curves or turns and reduces the distance to stop the vehicle.

Most speeding-related car accidents occur in a situation where the driver cannot react to a dangerous situation. That can range from rear-ending another vehicle to hitting debris in the road. The speeding driver has less time to safely react to the situation.

And, when a car crash does occur, speed can worsen the severity of the crash itself. The higher the rate of speed of the vehicle, the higher the people inside the vehicle will impact. Speeding increases the energy and force into the accident.

That can lead to much scarier outcome- more severe injuries, passengers being ejected from the vehicle, objects outside or inside the vehicle worsening impact.

As car accident attorneys, Kalka & Baer reminds all Roswell drivers to try and maintain safe speeds when driving, especially when road conditions are poor like with inclement weather or late at night.

If you have been in a car accident, you can contact our office for a free, no obligation consultation.

Categories: Auto Accidents