One of the most common causes of car accidents in Nevada and the rest of the country is careless driving. In today's fast-paced world, everyone is in a hurry to get somewhere. When driving is rushed, however, many people throw caution to the wind. Drivers roll through a stop sign, hurry through the yellow light or try to make a turn when oncoming cars are too close. So focused on their own agendas, these drivers often fail to consider how their negligence can affect others.
Last week in Carson City, a pickup truck was waiting to make a turn out of a business parking lot. Perhaps in a hurry, the driver pulled out into traffic when other cars were approaching. The driver hit another vehicle. Both drivers were taken to a Reno hospital with injuries.
This accident is one of the many real-life examples of the scenario we described above. In a hurry to get somewhere, one driver makes a turn at an unsafe time. As this Carson City crash shows, not everyone gets away with it unscathed. Although the police will likely charge the driver with failure to yield, the victim may want to seek compensation as well.
It is true that we live in a hurried world in which many of us are constantly rushing to finish the next project or get to the next place. It is important, however, to remember that a driver's choices on the road not only affect himself or herself -- they can affect other drivers as well. Hopefully this car accident will serve as a reminder to slow down and be cautious on the road. It could help prevent a serious accident.
Source: KOLO 8 News Now, "Two Hurt in Carson City Crash," Dec. 2, 2013