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Fatal Crash in a No Passing Zone

A head-on crash in a no passing zone ended with one woman dead and two men critically injured in Putnam County, Florida. The crash occurred on Saturday just before 9:00 p.m. on State Road 20. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Sean Creamer was heading west on State Road 20 when he attempted to pass another car in a no passing zone, the front of his Honda Civic slammed into a Toyota Camry. Creamer's passenger 53-year-old Martha Scott died from injuries sustained in the crash. Creamer was critically injured. The driver of the Camry was seriously injured. Passing another vehicle in a No passing zone would be considered aggressive driving in most cases. This crash tragically impacted a passenger, her family and her friends and sent the driver of another vehicle to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Civic that was attempting to pass another vehicle is also facing a long recovery. Multiple studies have shown that over half of all fatal crashes are caused by aggressive actions such as erratic lane changing, tailgating, speeding, or illegal passing. How can you avoid being the victim of a risky driver? We urge parents to pass along the tips to their teens it may save their lives. 

Increased Speed Increases Your Risk of a Fatal Accident

Increased speed increases your risk of a fatal accident. Speed is a leading factor in 26% of all fatal accidents. Jacksonville was the scene of a fatal accident this week. Speed was believed to be a factor in that crash. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration collects data on car accidents throughout the nation in an effort to prevent as many accidents as possible. Speed, alcohol and seatbelts are clearly three major factors in fatal auto crashes. All three factors are preventable. Young adults and teens account for a larger percentage of involvement in fatal car crashes. Parents begin early teaching your children about safe driving. First and foremost, set an example by driving safely in front of them. Second use age appropriate examples of the dangers of distracted driving, alcohol impaired driving and speeding. Third teach your child that seatbelts are never optional. A staggering 50% of fatal car crashes with a speeding driver shows seatbelts were not even being used. The number of fatalities among drivers under the age of 25 is substantially higher than among older drivers. Alcohol impaired drivers account for 32% of speeding drivers. Lets all work together to prevent car crashes. If you or your loved one has been the victim of an auto accident call us for a free case evaluation. If you or your loved one has been the victim of a serious car crash you should seek legal advice. We offer a free no obligation case evaluation. 

"Get Up To Speed" Help Reduce Motorcycle Accidents

"Get Up to Speed" on reducing the number of motorcycle accidents. Learn more on how to drive safely around motorcycles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists accounted for nearly 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2015, while motorcycles make up just 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States. Even the smallest momentary lapse in a motorist attention can result in the serious injury or even death of an unseen motorcyclist. That means sending a short text, opening a soft drink or glancing back to check on a child could result in a serious life changing accident. Consider the following points to reduce your risk of injuring a motorcyclist; 1. Your car has blind spots. Properly adjust your mirrors. 2. Compensate for your cars blind spots by looking twice. 3. Motorcyclist stop quickly. Keep a good distance between your vehicle and a motorcycle. 4. Because of a motorcycles size it is more difficult to see them and more difficult to judge their distance. 5. Weaving in the lane by a motorcyclist is sometimes a tactic used by motorcyclist to gain your attention and to make sure drivers notice the motorcycle next to them. 6. Don't Drive Distracted. Over half of all motorcycle crashes involve another vehicle. When the motorist is at fault the reason that the police often hear, "I just did not see the motorcycle." 7. Speed is often present in fatal accidents. Speed is often the reason the driver just didn't see the motorcyclist in front of them. Together we can reduce motorcycle fatalities. Share this with the young drivers in your life. Just this past weekend in our area serious motorcycle accidents occurred. Both Jacksonville and St Augustine roadways experienced collisions involving motorcycles and automobiles. Together we can reduce motorcycle fatalities. Share this with the young drivers in your life.

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