There are many behaviors that if engaged in while driving can be hazardous. Some of the first hazardous driving behaviors that may come to mind are using a phone while driving and driving under the influence. Some of the less commonly thought of hazardous driving behaviors include speeding and failing to use a seatbelt. Recently, a tragic accident occurred in Racine County in which hazardous driving behaviors are believed to have been a factor.
The accident occurred on Saturday, September 12, 2020. The accident happened near 60th Street and 7 Mile Road in the Village of Raymond. Law enforcement officials believe that the accident occurred around 5:00 am. Law enforcement officials were alerted to the accident when a paper carrier noticed the vehicle located off the roadway against a tree. Law enforcement officials responded to the scene. They believe that the vehicle was traveling southbound on 60th Street when it crossed over the center line and left the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the vehicle collided with a tree. Tragically, the driver of the vehicle passed away as a result of the accident. Law enforcement officials believe that speed as well as failure to wear a seatbelt may have been factors that contributed to the accident. Law enforcement officials are continuing to investigate the accident and have not released any additional details about the accident at this time.
It is important that drivers practice safe driving every time that are driving. Safe driving includes putting full attention on the roadway, driving at a speed that is in accordance with the speed limit and that is safe for weather conditions, and wearing a seatbelt. By practicing safe driving, we can help to prevent accidents, therefore keeping the roadway safer not only for ourselves, but for others as well.