November 25 , 2020 | Car Accidents
Safe driving is important. When drivers practice safe driving they can help keep the roadways safer and reduce the likelihood of being involved in an accident. Unfortunately, sometimes engage in dangerous driving practices. Some examples of dangerous driving practices include distracted driving, driving at an unsafe speed, and driving while under the influence. Recently, an accident occurred in Racine County in which officials believe both speed and alcohol played a role.
The accident happened around 3:00 am on November 22, 2020. The accident occurred on a freeway exit ramp. Witnesses state that a driver was driving at a high rate of speed on the exit ramp. The driver is believed to have struck the concrete median and some construction barrels. Then the driver ran through a red light and struck the median. The force of the collision with the median caused the driver and vehicle to enter the westbound lanes of Highway 20 before coming to a stop near a truck stop. Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of the accident. Upon arrival, they found severe damage to the vehicle and the driver unconscious. They were able to pull the driver from the vehicle as the vehicle began to catch fire. Thankfully, the driver did not sustain life-threatening injuries in the collision. Officials are continuing to investigate the accident, but believe that both speed and alcohol played a role. Additionally, the driver was arrested and charged for operating while impaired and issued several traffic citations.
This accident demonstrates some of the potential hazards of driving while under the influence and speeding. Both of these behaviors are incredibly dangerous and increase the risk of being involved in an accident. Accidents can have serious consequences, including property damage, injuries and even fatalities. Because of the risks associated with accidents, it is of the utmost importance that drivers practice safe driving every time that they get behind the wheel. By practicing safe driving, we can help keep the roadways safer for everyone.