1240763_car_fireBaton Rouge, LA- The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration estimates that approximately 13,000 motorists in the U.S. are killed in speed-related traffic accidents. That figure doesn’t account for the thousands more who are injured either because of their speed or another motorist’s speed. Even though the risks of speeding have been hammered in our heads, people fail to take heed.
Louisiana police say speed was the cause of a traffic accident that left three motorists dead in Schriever Monday evening.
Police say 19 year-old Jordon Mayon lost control of his pickup truck while attempting to navigate a S-curve on La. 24 at a “high rate of speed,” WWL reported.  His truck spun out of control, crossed the center median and overturned.
Mayon’s truck came to stop when another motorist, also driving a pickup truck, came upon the wreckage. That driver tried to avoid colliding with Mayon’s truck, but was unable to. Upon impact both vehicles erupted in a blaze, according to WWL.
Mayon and two occupants in the truck Kendric Prince, 30, and Shannon Tassin, 54, were unable to escape their vehicles and all three died.
Police are waiting for toxicology results to determine if drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Speeding is not just a safety issue on the highway, the NHTSA estimates that 47 percent of motorist speed on roads with speed limits less than 50 mph. The majority of drivers say they speed because they are in a hurry. Some people speed because they fail to see it as a danger and others aren’t paying attention to what they are doing so their speed continues to inch up. Also, drunken drivers are notorious for speeding. Regardless of the why, when others are harmed by a speeding driver, a Louisiana accident attorney will ensure that negligent driver fully compensates the people they injure.
Speeding can be an especially dangerous habit in inclement weather such as snow, when the roads are wet or driving on curvy road. Speeding shortens the time a driver has to react when they encounter a hazard and increases the distance a driver needs to come to a full stop. This dangerous driving habit also increases a motorist’s chances of losing control of their vehicles.
A speeding motorist could cause an accident that dramatically changes another’s person’s life. Speed can turn what would be a minor fender bender into a tragedy, causing the victims to suffering severe injuries which can leave them disabled and unable to work. Even when a fully recovery is expected, a speeding accident victims often find themselves saddled with costly medical and repair bills. They shouldn’t have to cover these costs when an accident is not their fault.
Victims of a speeding driver should contact a Baton Rouge accident attorney as soon as they are able so they can decide the best way for them to recover their accident-related expenses. Their experience makes then well-suited to craft a convincing injury claim and obtain a generous settlement for their clients.

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