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Fatigued drivers contribute to fatal accidents

Fatigued drivers contribute to fatal accidents

A large percentage of deadly road accidents are caused by drowsy drivers, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety revealed.

According to the research, 21 percent of fatal vehicular crashes were caused by sleepy drivers. AAA’s research reportedly confirmed the commonness of drowsy driving is far greater than data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests. The research also stated that aside from injuries, at least one death occurred for every 6,000 road crashes every year that involved a fatigued driver. The foundation recommended that drivers drive carefully, especially now that daylight savings time has begun, and remain alert for signs of drowsy drivers.

In Columbia alone, the legal team of Goings Law Firm, LLC, understands that many innocent people suffer great injuries in road accidents caused by reckless drivers. However, if you are in such a difficult situation, we may help you get your much needed treatment funds by pursuing negligent parties. Speak with us today by calling (803) 350-9230 to learn more about your options.


Felony DUI charges followed fatal drunk driving accident

Two people were killed and seven others injured in a DUI-related crash in South Carolina, and charges have been filed against the driver who instigated the accident, WYFF reported on September 9.

Reports said the accident occurred on September 7 before 8:00 p.m. when the side of the vehicle driven by Joshua Adam Silvers was struck by a vehicle driven by Drew Greene on Sandifer Boulevard. Silvers and his wife Michele both died in the accident, the Oconee County Coroner’s Office confirmed. Three other vehicles were involved in the crash and seven other people were injured. Two charges of felony DUI with a death were filed against Greene, who is currently booked at Oconee County Detention Center with. The total bail for both of his charges is set at $100,000.

The lawyers at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, are deeply sad this incident occurred and extend their sincere condolences to the friends and family suffering during this difficult time.


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Last Updated : May 10, 2021
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