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5-Car Crash on I-105 Caused by Drunk Driver
Eugene Police reported a 5-car crash on I-105 caused by a drunk driver. Witnesses say the drunk driver was traveling at a high rate of speed before crashing into the other vehicles. The drunk driver fled on foot through a business area before being located by police. One victim of the car crash was severely injured and had to be cut from the wreckage of their car by firefighters and rushed to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries.
Reasons for a Hit and Run Injury Accident
Over 6 million car accident and traffic collisions occur in the United States every year according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Of these 6 million accidents, about 3 million involve injuries. Of these injuries, over 2 million are life-changing or permanent injuries for the victim. These statistics prove how great the need is to increase traffic safety and reduce the number of auto collisions each year.
Unfortunately, often times when a driver is guilty of another crime, they will flee the scene in an attempt to escape any consequences. Other common reasons for hit and run injury accidents are:
- Drunk driving
- Driver is uninsured
- Invalid driver’s license
- Driver is under the influence of illegal drugs
- Driver is already warranted for an arrest
Statistics for Drunk Driving
Drunk driving is a real problem in America. In fact, according to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Administration, every day in America, another 30 people die as a result of a car accident involving a drunk driver. That’s one person every 48 minutes. In 2017, 10,874 people died in drug-related car crashes. In addition, more than 300,000 were injured in drunk driving accidents.
Drunk driving is said to still be the number one cause of death on U.S. roadways. The statistics for drunk driving are horrifying. Every two minutes, someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. In addition, every 51 minutes, someone is killed by a drunk driver. This kind of destruction is ruining hundreds of lives. In fact, two out of three people will be affected by a drunk driver in some way in their lifetime.
Personal Injury Attorney in Eugene, Oregon
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver or a loved one has been killed by a drunk driver, call the experienced personal injury attorneys of Parke Gordon Law Firm immediately. We will fight for every penny you deserve. Call our Eugene law office now for a free consultation at (541) 485-4878.
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