One Killed, Two Injured in West Boca Car Accident
With the number of drivers on the road, it is no surprise that accidents happen. Being in a car accident can be life changing by leading to in injuries and huge medical bills, or even resulting in death.
Recently, one person was killed and two people were injured in a car accident in West Boca Raton. A BMW driving in the inside lane, heading east on Palmetto Park Road, struck a raised median. He was speeding. Striking the median caused the driver to lose control of his vehicle and veer to the right, crossing all other lanes of traffic before colliding with an Infiniti, according to WPTV West Palm Beach.
After hitting the Infiniti, the BMW hit the curb and a light pole before flipping over and resting on the sidewalk. The BMW driver was ejected from the vehicle and passed away from injuries at a hospital later. Individuals in the Infiniti were treated for minor injuries.
How Speed Impacts Car Accidents
A little extra speed can greatly impact the damages of a car accident. Speed limits are put in place to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe on roadways. Going too fast causes a danger on the roadways. Many drivers admit to driving five to ten miles per hour over the speed limit. With just one percent increase in speed, your chance of being in a car accident increase by two percent. Additionally, the risk of serious injury increases by three percent.
Besides increasing the chances of being injured or in an accident, speeding can affect the ability to brake. If you are driving faster, you have a lower reaction time to brake in the event of an emergency. Being able to brake quickly is imperative when a car stops suddenly in front of you, or in order to stop for a pedestrian.
Can Speed be Determined After an Accident?
If you have been in a high-speed accident, there are ways to show that a driver was speeding. Since speed can be such a devastating factor, it is essential to show that the other driver hit your vehicle at an excessive speed. An estimate can be prepared by calculating the speed the driver was going in order to cause the resulting damages. Accident reconstruction specialists are available to piece together the accident scene to determine what events occurred. Experts will look to the length of skid marks and the damages sustained to a vehicle to determine speed.
Let Us Help You with Your Case
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident, contact an attorney. The experienced Boca Raton auto accident attorneys at the Leifer Law Firm can help assess your claim and damages to determine what legal remedies and solutions are available to you. We are dedicated to advocating for your rights and remedies. Contact us today for a free consultation.