When it comes to driving, the terms “reckless” and “negligent” often conjure up images of texting while driving or drinking before operating a vehicle. However, there are other ways to endanger passengers, pedestrians and other drivers when behind the wheel. AL.com reports on a legally blind woman who has been accused of hitting a 64-year-old cyclist with her car. Unfortunately, there have been a number of recent accidents in Alabama involving other forms of reckless or negligent driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident and you need a personal injury attorney in Mobile, we can help. At Morris Bart & Associates, LLC, we have extensive experience dealing with auto accidents and other personal injury cases. Call us at 1-888-997-1418 to speak with a qualified personal injury attorney today.
Police Arrest a Legally Blind Woman after She Struck a Cyclist With Her SUV
According to the police, a 36-year-old woman who is legally blind was driving her SUV near an intersection when she veered off the road and struck a man on a bicycle before fleeing the scene. The accident occurred around 3:20 in the afternoon. According to a filed complaint, the woman’s license had been suspended before the accident even occurred.
Police booked her into the Mobile County Metro Jail on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and on second-degree assault. The cyclist sustained minor injuries.
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Officer Tested Positive for Drugs Following a Traffic Accident
Alabama reports on an officer who recently ended his career with the Mobile Police Department after testing positive for drugs following an accident. The officer was driving his city-issued vehicle when he crashed at an intersection late last month. Though nobody sustained injuries in the crash, another officer tested the driver for alcohol and drugs following the crash.
When the drug test came back positive, it prompted an internal investigation of the officer in question. Police have not yet identified which drug or drugs were in his system at the time of the accident. The investigation is currently the third one occurring in MPD’s Internal Affairs office.
Just weeks before the auto accident, a neighboring police department asked MPD for help investigating an officer who had been accused of performing an obstruction of justice. A third ongoing criminal investigation involves an officer accused of using his position for sexual favors.
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As a society, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists all rely on each other to follow the rules of the road and keep the streets safe. When other people behave in a reckless or negligent manner, society relies on law enforcement officers to keep everyone safe. Few people expect officers to break the law, but they are human, too.
Breaking certain laws, like drinking or texting while driving, can put others in a significant amount of danger. If you or someone you love has been injured in an auto accident because someone else was behaving in a reckless or negligent manner, you can benefit from talking to a personal injury lawyer.
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