Four Injured In Missouri Crash Being Blamed On Speed And Alcohol

January 10, 2012
Four young adults from St. Clair, Missouri, are lucky to walk away from a single-vehicle accident they were involved in early this morning that is being blamed on alcohol and excessive speed. According to KSDK 5 News, the crash happened as the vehicle was cresting a hill along Peacock Road in Franklin county.

Troopers believe the 19-year-old driver of the 2002 Volkswagen may have been attempting to perform a hill-jumping stunt in the vehicle when he drove the car at breakneck speeds over a steep hill along the rural road. Troopers with the Missouri state highway patrol say that the automobile went soaring through the air and collided with a tree. That impact made the vehicle roll several times before it came to rest in a ditch.

Speed is directly related to fatality rates in car crashes. The faster you are driving, the greater the impact. The greater the impact, the less chances of survival you have. Excessive speed was proven to be a contributing factor to one-third of all fatal crashes in the United States by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

This is why the Missouri auto accident attorneys with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers ask that motorists be mindful in obeying all posted speed limits when driving. If you have been injured in an auto accident at no fault of your own, contact an experienced attorney today.