In Fremont, California, a car crash took place killing one toddler and injuring two people. The accident occurred when a Honda sedan lost control and collided into a tree. The impact was so strong that the car tore into pieces. The street was filled with debris. Both the driver and toddler were ejected from the vehicle.
The car is believed to have been speeding and smashed into the tree in the afternoon. One witness who lives in the area said she saw the car speeding right before the accident took place. An off duty doctor happened to be near the scene of the crime and performed CPR before emergency help arrived.
Sadly, the child was pronounced dead at the site of the accident. Both the female passenger and male driver suffered severe injuries. The female was reported to be in critical condition and had to be extricated from the car by officials. Both were transported to a nearby hospital. According to investigators inspecting the scene of the accident, speed was a contributing factor to the crash.
The Dangers of Speeding
Every year, thousands of people are injured or die due to accidents caused by speeding drivers. Many drivers speed because they’re in a hurry or just not simply paying attention to their driving. Others just don’t take the rules of the road seriously. Regardless of the reason, drivers should refrain from speeding as it is a dangerous driving practice that harms numerous of innocent motorists on the road. Read the following statistics to understand the gravity behind speeding and aggressive driving:
- According to the National Safety Council, over 13,000 people die due to car accidents involving speeding.
- According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 32,885 fatal car crashes in 2010. About 31% of these involved speeding.
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