Common Types of Car Accidents that Drunk Drivers Cause
Drunk driving accounts for nearly a third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States each year. For those who survive accidents involving drunk drivers, their injuries are also catastrophic. They commonly face traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, paralysis, and other life-altering damages to the body.
Even though it is a known fact that you will face substantial consequences if you are caught drinking and driving, many people still choose to do it anyway.
Collisions Caused by Drunk Drivers
Even a little bit of alcohol consumption can impair you enough to where you should not be behind the wheel. If you are planning on drinking, always be prepared to call a cab, Uber, Lyft, or have a designated driver ready so you can safely reach your destination. When you decide to drive drunk, you make poor decisions and can cause an easily avoidable accident. Common types of accidents involving a drunk driver include:
When you are intoxicated, your ability to accurately perceive distances is thrown incredibly out of proportion. This is a common accident because the drunk driver cannot react quickly enough when another driver suddenly stops quickly or is just slowing down.
Drunk drivers are often drowsier than usual when behind the wheel, causing them to drift into lanes of oncoming traffic. This causes a very dangerous type of wreck and, unfortunately, a typical occurrence for drunk driving car wrecks.
Hitting a Pedestrian
Drunk driving usually takes place at night time when it is dark outside. Since intoxication causes impaired vision, a drunk driver has a much higher risk of hitting a pedestrian due to not seeing them.
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