What Problematic Driving Behavior Contributed to an Accident?
There are many behaviors that can make operating motor vehicles more dangerous. Some examples of these behaviors include using a phone will driving and traveling over the speed limit or too fast for road conditions. When drivers engage in behaviors like these, they put both themselves and others at risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. A recent accident in Dodge County shows the dangers of one hazardous driving behavior: inattentive driving.
The accident occurred on Friday, December 6 in the Township of Beaver Dam. The accident occurred around 9:30 am, when the driver of one vehicle was headed westbound and the other driver was headed eastbound. The driver of the vehicle headed westbound crossed the center line, which led to a collision with the vehicle that was headed eastbound. Following the collision, law enforcement personnel arrived to the scene of the accident. Upon their arrival, the driver of the vehicle that he been traveling eastbound was found unresponsive. Emergency responders removed the driver of the vehicle through a window of the vehicle so they could perform emergency medical treatment. Tragically, the driver of the vehicle passed away from the injuries suffered in the head-on collision. The driver of the other vehicle suffered from minor injuries as a result of the accident.
Since the accident, law enforcement officials have been performing investigation into the cause. Law enforcement officials have determined that inattentive driving and drowsy driving played roles in the accident. Additionally, law enforcement officials state that lack of seatbelt use contributed to the injuries sustained.
This accident shows the importance of paying full attention to the roadway while driving. In addition, this accident demonstrates the dangers of drowsy driving. When drivers are not getting enough sleep or they are tired, they should not be getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. Drowsy driving puts everyone on the roadway at greater risk of being involved in and injured in a motor vehicle accident.