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‘Screaming And Hollering’

A ten-year-old girl was killed, and several others injured, after a Ford Taurus apparently ran a stop sign and slammed into a minivan filled with children.
Authorities in Plainfield state that a woman was taking her grandchildren to school when the crash took place near the intersection of Arlington Avenue and West 9th Street. Various witnesses at the scene reported “a lot of banging” as well as “screaming and hollering” from the victims who were trapped inside the minivan. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to free them, because the force of the impact turned the minivan on its side. Local police denied reports that the man in the Taurus was evading police in a stolen vehicle. All the occupants of both cars were transported to local hospitals with various injuries; there was the one fatality.
None of the victims’ names were released, but it is known that the deceased girl attended Emerson School.

Key Elements of a Negligence Case

For the most part, drivers owe a duty of reasonable care to other drivers, motorcycle riders, pedestrians and anyone else on or near the road. Drivers breach this duty when they fail to act with the required degree of care. Going further, in order to recover damages, that breach must cause the plaintiff’s injury, in the legal sense of the words.
Sometimes, the breach occurs before the driver gets behind the wheel. A few examples include:

  • Alcohol Consumption: As little as two or three drinks significantly impair judgement, motor skills, the ability to multitask and other essential driving functions.
  • Medical Condition: Anyone with a medical limitation that may cause unconsciousness should probably not be driving; the same thing applies to those who are taking medication that causes drowsiness or has other similar side effects.
  • Fatigue: According to research, driving without sufficient rest is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated.

Other times, the breach does not occur until the time of the crash, or perhaps a few seconds before impact. These items include:

  • Disobeying Traffic Laws: Speeding, running a stop sign, failure to maintain a single lane, and other violations are often near-conclusive evidence of a breach of duty.
  • Distracted Driving: Most all drivers say they know that texting while driving is dangerous, but a great many admit that they engage in this behavior.

Damages in a car crash case normally include compensation for both economic and non-economic losses.
Negligent drivers are everywhere. For a free consultation with attorneys who make negligent drivers pay, contact our office. Our firm provides access to nationwide resources while maintaining a small-town atmosphere.

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