Drunk Driver Sends Two Police Officers To Hospital After Slamming Into Patrol Car

Drunk Driver Sends Two Police Officers to Hospital After Slamming into Patrol Car

According to a spokesperson for the Miami-Dade police department, a man crashed into a patrol car on Monday August 31, 2020 at approximately 10pm near the intersection of NW 27th Avenue and NW 55th Street in Miami-Dade. A male officer sitting inside the cruiser was injured and a female officer who was standing outside was injured as well. Both officers were transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and in stable condition. The driver was arrested for suspicion of DUI. At the time of the accident, the officers were investigating a prior incident in the area of Northwest 27th Avenue and Northwest 55th Street in Miami-Dade.

In today’s society many of us rely on a car to take us to work, school, help us to accomplish our errands, or even provide a means of going on vacation. With all the costs of operating an automobile such as insurance, maintenance, car payments, unexpected costs etc., it is not in our best interests to allow any more expenditures than absolutely necessary. By this I mean it behooves all of us to cut costs anyway we can. We can do this by avoiding wrecks and fenderbenders. With so many people making car accident claims, insurance rates are always rising over time. When wrecks happen, whether it is our fault or the other motorist’s fault, we may still be required to pay a deductible. Other drawbacks are countless lost time obtaining estimates for repair, countless down time for the automobile while it is being repaired and of course the  expenditure for rental automobiles to fill the void. Most people are unprepared for their first involvement in a motor vehicle collision. Fortunately, the vast majority of persons involved in a motor vehicle collision will experience only damage to their vehicles. However, the rest will experience to some degree, pain and injury, medical costs, lost time from work, functional and lifestyle changes, psychological distress, etc. Additionally, persons involved in a motor vehicle accident will also have to deal with insurance representatives and adjusters. However, the probability that you will be involved in a motor vehicle accident is not uniform across the driving population. In fact, some groups are at a significantly higher risk than others. There are multiple
factors that may increase the likelihood that a person is involved in a car crash including age, human error, alcohol, fatigue, inexperience, excessive speeding, etc. Here is a list of 3 of the most common factors that predict the likelihood that a person will be involved in an accident:

Alcohol: It is often stated that the most influential predictor of being involved in a motor vehicle accident is alcohol consumption. Additionally, data shows that young drivers are overrepresented in accidents involving alcohol consumption. Clearly, the risk of collision clearly rises steeply as BAC increases. There are many reasons why alcohol consumption increases a driver’s risk of a collision so markedly. For starters, alcohol is a depressant and is sedative in nature which means it alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to process information in real time. Further, alcohol impairs decision-making while encouraging risk-taking.

Fatigue: Fatigue and Sleepiness are terms that are sometimes used interchangeably. Fatigue is often defined as a reluctance to continue an activity or a loss of concentration, subjective tiredness and discomfort. It is often accompanied by a deterioration in performance, especially on tasks requiring sustained concentration such as driving a car. As it pertains to driving, fatigue causes a progressive withdrawal of attention from road and traffic conditions or demands.

Inexperience: Many young drivers seem to think that older drivers are at a greater risk of being involved in an accident. This may be because the older driver may lack the reflexes to react quickly enough to avoid a collision or maybe because older drivers are more likely to have poor eyesight. In reality, elderly drivers are the age group with the lowest level of collision rates each year. In fact, when considered in terms of the number of persons in each age group involved in accidents, accident rates generally decline with increasing age.

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There are many ways to minimize our exposure to other motorist’s mistakes and threats that may develop when behind the wheel. The most important aspect is to know where hidden threats could exist and adjust accordingly. Don’t allow other motorists to cost you money, time, or cause you aggravation. If you were injured in a car accident, it is smart to connect with a local accident lawyer so that you can obtain vital information on how to begin the process of filing a claim or filing a lawsuit. The damages that can be recovered in a car accident claim or lawsuit are designed to help cover the expense of medical treatment, medication, and absence from work. At Suarez and Montero, our policy is that if you don’t recover compensation, you won’t pay any fees for our services. Not to mention, we also provide free case consultations where we assess the circumstances surrounding your case and give you an objective overview of what steps you  can take going forward if you decide to take action against the at-fault party. For over 19 years, we have delivered quality legal representation for people who, through no fault of their own,
have been injured in all types of motor vehicle accidents. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation.

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