In New York City and elsewhere, speed limits are put in place on roads to protect drivers and their passengers. The limits are typically based on the area and the uses of the road in question, as well as what is considered to be safe for handling on the road. When drivers use excessive speed, not only do they risk a ticket from law enforcement, they also risk injuring themselves, their passengers or other motorists.
A man in Wisconsin was accused of speeding when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing a fatal accident. It is unknown to the public what the posted speed limit is on the road where the accident occurred, but the man was reportedly driving at least 89 mph. He purportedly hit another car, causing the three girls in that vehicle to be ejected. Two of the girls suffered severe injuries and the third was killed.
According to reports, the man accused of causing the accident has been sentenced to three years in prison for causing the collision. The exact charges the man faced as a result of the accident are unknown to the public at this time, as is whether he pled guilty or if the verdict was determined in a trial.
For some, driving fast can be fun, but the fun can turn dangerous and even deadly very quick. Whether you are accused of causing an accident due to excessive speed, or if you have just gotten a typical speeding ticket, it may be helpful to consult with an experienced lawyer. An attorney will be able to help you fully understand your options, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Source: The Journal Sentinel, “Crash death gets speeding Green Bay driver 3 years in prison”, Lydia Mulvany, July 11, 2013