Just last year, three people died and one critically injured from a street race car accident in Long Beach, California. And this past April, a 27-year-old victim suffered multiple stab wounds to her upper body due to road rage when she accidentally rear-ended another car with two other women.
In 2009, 7 vehicles were involved in fatal accidents and 3 victims were fatally injured. In 2008, a similar number of 3 deaths occurred due to car accidents, yet one was due to a drunken driver. Many of these accidents occurred along Park Ave in Long Beach, CA.
Besides drinking and driving, road rage and distracted driving are also a cause of concern. Twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents occur when people talk on cellphones or send text messages while driving, according to a study released Tuesday by the National Safety Council. Most of those crashes, 1.4 million annually, are caused by cellphone conversations, and 200,000 are blamed on text messaging, according to the report from the council.
It is imperative to not operate a cell phone or other distracting device while driving. Your brain can only absorb and process a certain limit on data per any given moment and when occupying your working memory with a cell phone conversation or text message, there is a lot less brain function that is dedicated to ensuring your safety and the safety of those around you when operating a heavy and fast machine that can cause serious injury and death.
If you were injured or had someone you love killed in a car accident in Long Beach, contact the Long Beach car accident lawyers today. We are a compassionate and experienced law firm dedicated to help you regain justice and offer a free consultation. Call us today and get the answers you need for your case.