The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that these crashes cost taxpayers about $40 billion per year in economic losses, as speeding is a contributing factor in about 31 percent of all fatal accidents.
Speeding is also a common reason why drivers lose control of vehicles and exit roadways or crash into oncoming traffic.
Tragically, on September 20, former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas was killed in an SUV crash in South Nashville. According to WKRN-TV, the accident occurred near the 800 block of Battery Lane, about a mile away from his family home.
Police told the station that Bironas, 36, was traveling in a 2009 GMC Yukon Denali when he lost control of the vehicle near a curve, traveling off the roadway. The vehicle reportedly struck a line of trees before landing upside down in a culvert.
WKRN said the accident remains under investigation and that drugs and alcohol do not seem to have played a role in the crash.
Who Should I Talk to About a Nashville Auto Accident?
If you or your loved one is injured in a vehicle accident, you should contact our Nashville injury attorney today. Unfortunately, speeding crashes often result in catastrophic injuries, like broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, as they cause violent collisions.
“The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.” – Psalms 7:8
Davis’ Words of Wisdom: An estimated 6,800 died in motor vehicle accidents during the first quarter of 2014.