A Huntsville police officer was severely injured in a two vehicle accident around 10:41pm near Memorial Parkway in Huntsville, AL on 9/21/12. The officer was responding to a call when another driver pulled out in front of him at an intersection. The accident report revealed that the other driver was arrested and charged with a DUI. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, most drivers with a high blood alcohol content are male between 25-35 years old and are 385x more likely to be involved in a deadly accident than sober drivers.
Alcohol consumption is one of the seven deadly driving decisions that the Citrin Law Firm refers to as DANGERS — Distraction, Alcohol, No seat belt, Groups (too many passengers), Exhaustion, Riding bumpers (tail gating), and Speed. These DANGERS are the number one cause of fatal accidents for young drivers between 15-24 years old. At the Citrin Law Firm, our mission is to reduce the number of fatalities each year by holding unsafe drivers accountable for their actions. If you’ve personally been injured in an automotive accident through no fault of your own, call the Citrin Law Firm at 251-621-3000,
In response to excessive traffic fatalities, Andy Citrin created the Citrin Safety Foundation, a non-profit organization, to teach the National Safety Council’s defensive driving course called “Alive at 25. The results of the course have shown a 90% effective rate against traffic fatalities. If you would like more information about this educational program, and how it can be presented at your school, call the Citrin Safety Foundation at 251-626-7766 or visit www.CitrinSafetyFoundation.org. Help us keep more young drivers on the roads and out of the hospitals!