- posted: Jan. 26, 2017
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
A single-vehicle accident in Roswell resulted in the death of the driver and his 21-year-old daughter, according to local law enforcement authorities.
Police say that the driver somehow lost control of his Ford Mustang on King Road, a residential street. The vehicle then crashed into a stone mailbox with enough force to kill both the driver and his passenger, who was ejected from the car upon impact.
There are a number of common reasons why a single-vehicle accident may happen, including the following:
- Distractions: Using a mobile device to text or browse the internet is illegal in Georgia, but too many drivers ignore the law and engage in this dangerous behavior anyway. And while it’s most commonly associated with younger drivers, people of all ages are increasingly guilty of distracted driving. Food and other passengers are other distractions motorists often face.
- Speeding: Even on residential streets with little traffic, traveling at excessive speeds can be incredibly dangerous. Drivers must comply with local traffic laws, including posted speed limits, to ensure the safety of themselves and everyone with whom they share the road.
- Poor conditions: Although it does not appear the weather was a factor in this recent incident, wet, foggy or snowy conditions can lead to motorists losing control of their vehicles. It is important for drivers to slow down and use caution when traveling in inclement weather.
For more information and advice on what you should do after being involved in a car accident of any kind, speak with a skilled personal injury attorney at McMenamy Law LLC in Atlanta, Georgia.