When you go out for the day, it is not always in your vehicle. Maybe you love to ride your bicycle. Sometimes you may just want to go for a walk to the park and back. There are also many motorized scooters on the roadways not.
One thing we know for sure is that, when you set out on or near the roadway, the last thing on your mind is probably getting into an accident.
Recently in South LA, a 17-year-old was killed and another injured when the motorized scooter they were on was struck by a car.
The driver said they did not see the scooter and the other two passengers on board.
“The small (mini bikes), they’re a very low profile. They can’t be seen. Oftentimes, it’s a challenge in they’re on the roadway.”
That is what Sgt. Stacey Spell said about the incident.
So Many Distractions
The latest reporting year for the United States saw an increase in traffic fatalities from the previous year. 37,461 is a number that is entirely too high. California drivers agree that distracted driving is a major problem. Over 50 percent of survey respondents told the Office of Traffic Safety that texting while driving was the most serious distraction for drivers, though nearly 50 percent admitted to making a mistake while talking or texting on the phones and driving.
In the story above, the driver did not see the scooter. It may very well have been an accident, but what if the driver was distracted? If they were looking down at a phone screen, of course, they did not see the people on the scooter.
Drivers need to be attentive on the roadway, watching out for other drivers, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians, and yes, scooters.
Aside from distracted driving, impaired driving has always been one of the major hazards for people on the roadways. Any driver who makes the choice to drive after they have consumed too many drinks is intentionally putting lives in danger and they should be held accountable for any injuries or deaths they cause. In California’s latest reporting year, there were over 25,000 alcohol-related vehicle accidents.
Vehicle accidents can leave people with devastating injuries that leave them hospitalized or even injured.
Can you afford to miss time from work if you are injured?
What You Can Do
We know any kind of vehicle accident is scary and can leave you wondering what to do. Insurance companies swoop in and try to get you to settle for an amount that likely will not cover all of your expenses. When you need a car accident attorney in Los Angeles, you can count on JML Law. We want to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries if someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. We know you need to focus on healing, not how to pay your bills. You can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-610-8800 for a free consultation.