Five people have already died in traffic accidents in Los Angeles this weekend. Other injuries were reported as well. At this time last year only one person had died. This statistic makes this Labor Day Weekend more dangerous than the Fourth of July weekend or Memorial Weekend.
One accident was caused by a suspected drunk driver. In that case an 18 year old man driving a Smart car swerved and hi a Chevy Monte Carlo. Both vehicles caught fire as a result of the collision. the Chevy rolled over and fatally injured one occupant. The other two were injured, one critically.
Driving while under the influence is dangerous and can cause you to end up in jail. But many people don't realize it can give rise to punitive damages in a law suit against the you. This means, not only can your victims or their families collect money for medical bills, property damage and pain and suffering, they may also collect money from you for the sole purpose of punishing you for your bad acts.
All other traffic accidents appear to have been just that, accidents. Not all accidents are avoidable, but some may be. Please do not drink and drive. Not driving under the influence may be one of the simplest ways to avoid traffic accidents (and arrests). The weekend is almost over. Please be careful out there and don't drink and drive. Call a cab, rent a hotel room, use a designated driver, but don't drive drunk or under the influence of drugs or even prescription medication. The 18 year old driver of the Smart car was arrested for second degree murder and could face 15 years to life in prison for his actions. (For more info see www.4criminaldefense.com )
Remember, let's be careful out there.
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