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The driver of a 1999 black soft-top Jeep Wrangler flipped his vehicle over near Anniston, AL according to Anniston police. The accident occurred on HWY 431 early Monday morning when the driver tried to make a left turn at a high rate of speed. As a result, the Jeep flipped on its side and sent the driver to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Speed is one of the seven deadly driving decisions that the Citrin Law Firm refers to as DANGERS. The other six components of DANGERS include Distractions, Alcohol, No seat belt, Groups (too many passengers), Exhaustion, and Riding bumpers (tailgating). Driving a vehicle at high rates of speed tremendously increases the risk of a major or even fatal car accident. A fatal accident can occur in the matter of a few seconds, but it is something that can EASILY be prevented. Most speed related traffic accidents involve teenagers/young drivers ages 15-24. Alabama is still ranked third worst in the U.S. in regards to traffic fatalities. So how can we change this outrageous statistic? What steps can be taken in order to have more insured drivers be “Alive at 25”? In response, attorney Andy Citrin started the Citrin Safety Foundation in order to educate young drivers in proper driving habits that can easily be applied every time he or she gets behind the wheel. Most teen drivers think that driving fast or racing each other on the road is intriguing, but there is nothing satisfying about being paralyzed or killed. At the Citrin Safety Foundation, we are committed to responsible driving practices for young drivers in order to transform the concept of defensive driving. If you would life more info on the mission and strategy of the foundation, call 251-626-7766 or go to www.citrinsafetyfoundation.org. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you need to seek legal options, call the Citrin Law Firm at 251-621-3000 or fill out a free case review at www.CitrinLaw.com.
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