Driver Streams High Speed Joy-Ride on Social Media, Ends in Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A 20-year-old Rhode Island man was involved in a high-speed
accident while live streaming his joy ride on Facebook. At times he was well over
100 miles per hour while weaving in and out of traffic in a congested
area in Providence. The man was filming the speedometer while changing
lanes, driving recklessly and speeding before the video cuts out and he
slams into a garbage truck at 90 miles per hour. Rhode Island State Police
reported that the car was destroyed and it took a while to cut him out.
He was brought to a local hospital with critical injuries but has since
been moved to fair condition. He is being charged with speeding, reckless
driving and driving with a suspended license. This is his third accident
This driver knowingly put hundreds of other drivers at risk by driving
recklessly through busy areas with little to no concern. Luckily he did
not injure anyone, but that isn’t always the case. It is estimated
that speeding-related crashes cost the U.S. $27.7 billion each year. That
is a scary number for those who depend on vehicles to travel each day.
Injuries sustained in speed-related crashes can be serious and life altering.
Accident victims can be hit with outrageous medical bills, physical therapy
needs, counseling, and even home improvements to accommodate easier access
for the injured. To top it off, many victims are faced with lost wages
from work due to their injuries. Contacting a personal injury attorney
can ease your mind when you’ve been in an accident. A personal injury
attorney can help hold the negligent driver responsible for your injuries
and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are dedicated to helping
those who have been injured in accidents. We understand that medical bills
and long-term care can be stressful and our team works diligently for
maximum compensation in each case we pursue.
Contact our downtown St. Louis office if you or a loved one has suffered injuries
due to an accident. We offer a free no-obligation consultation to assess
your legal needs.