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MADD works towards stricter drunk driving laws in Arkansas

Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege which drivers should not take for granted. This is why drivers should be fully cognizant when they are behind the wheel. Failure in this respect can result in serious consequences in the case of a crash. One of the worst things a motorist can engage in is drunk driving while on the road in Arkansas.

Lawmakers have ensured there are strict legal penalties for those who end up causing drunk driving accidents. Fear of penalty can play a significant role in deterring people from drinking and driving in the first place. However, it is common for those who are caught drunk driving one time to continue to make the same mistake afterwards.

18-year-old killed in motor vehicle accident in Springdale

An 18-year-old man was killed in a serious motor vehicle accident in Springdale, Arkansas. The impact from the motor vehicle accident threw a passenger from the car, inflicting fatal injuries on the young man. The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer was later arrested, and it is believed that he was drunk at the time of the accident.

Arkansas law enforcement officials report that there were five people in the car at the time. The driver had apparently lost control at an intersection, causing the car to flip several times. A few of the passengers suffered injuries, and one person was ejected from the motor vehicle. At least one other person required medical treatment for injuries, and two other passengers did not remain on the scene of the accident. It is not clear whether the driver suffered injuries, but police believe they were able to definitively identify which individual was behind the wheel.

Victims may sue estate after man allegedly causes car accident

An investigation is always used to determine who was at fault in an accident. In many cases, it is obvious who was at fault prior to the investigation concluding. Regardless, this information is issued in the final accident report. Ones who suffer injuries in a car accident will want to use the data within this report to understand how such a tragic event turned their lives upside down and to possibly help them determine how they want to proceed legally, or if they should at all.

A man who was in a wreck recently has passed away due to his sustained injuries. Three others were injured. The wreck occurred on U.S. 167 in Arkansas.

Arkansas car accident blamed on unsecured trailer

Operating any motor vehicle requires that the driver puts safety first. When one is responsible for driving a tractor-trailer, that mind to safety becomes even more important, as other people can become injured very easily in a car accident with such a large vehicle. One teenage girl recounted the events, as she remembered them, after an accident here in Arkansas with a semi-truck that significantly injured her and her boyfriend.

According to the victim, she was traveling west on the Interstate with her boyfriend when the incident occurred. Authorities say that a semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction had not properly secured its trailer, causing it to come loose and slide into the oncoming lane where it struck the girl’s car head-on. Though she and her boyfriend both lived, they were injured and had to be rushed to a hospital in Little Rock. He is no longer in hospital but sustained a broken leg. The girl is still recovering and has had several surgeries to address her injuries.

Wrongful death suit may stem from alleged DUI accident

A woman recently pleaded not guilty to charges that stemmed from her allegedly being intoxicated when she caused a fatal motor vehicle accident in Arkansas. In cases like this, criminal charges aren't the only thing that she may face. In fact, should the family of the woman who was killed in the alleged DUI accident decide to file claims, the woman may be vulnerable to a civil lawsuit.

The accident reportedly occurred back in Dec. 2014. A 51-year-old woman was traveling northbound when a southbound vehicle ventured over into her lane. When this happened, the other vehicle struck the left front of her vehicle causing her vehicle to leave the road. Her vehicle ended up in a ditch.

Head-on motor vehicle accident claims lives of 2 drivers

Head-on collisions are not uncommon in Arkansas or across the country. Unfortunately, they are one of the most deadliest forms of car accidents. A recent head-on motor vehicle accident has claimed the lives of two individuals here in Arkansas.

The crash occurred early one morning on Highway 63 near the exit for Highway 69. The crash report stated that a 45-year-old was traveling north on Highway 63 when his vehicle left the road. He tried to gain control of his vehicle but was unable to. At that point, his truck apparently ended up crossing the middle of the highway into the opposite lanes. It was at this time that his vehicle struck another truck head-on.

Fatal motor vehicle accident may be a result of street racing

Street racing is an illegal activity in the United States. Although it is incredibly dangerous and can result in serious injuries or death, many individuals still partake in the activity. Unfortunately, one man is dead and two other individuals are injured after a motor vehicle accident in Arkansas that was allegedly caused by street racing.

The accident report states that two Dodge Chargers were being driven at excessive speeds. At some point, the two vehicles struck one another. This resulted in both of the drivers losing control of their cars. The vehicles left the interstate and overturned.

1 dead, 2 injured after Arkansas motorcycle accident

A motorcycle ride can be a relaxing experience. However, motorcycles do not offer the same level of protection as a full-sized vehicle. Unfortunately, this can lead to serious injuries or fatalities when a motorcycle accident takes place with a vehicle. More often than not, the person in the vehicle suffers little to no injuries in the accident that they may have caused. This may be exactly what happened in a recent motorcycle accident that occurred near Pine Bluff.

On a recent Sunday in Arkansas, three motorcyclists were traveling on Interstate 530. Authorities say that it was at this time when a vehicle turned directly in front of them. This resulted in the death of one motorcyclist and injuries for the other two motorcyclists.

Arkansas among worst states for teen drivers, distracted driving

When teenagers get their licenses to drive, it can be scary for parents. It means that their babies are finally growing up. In addition, it also means that they'll be out on their own on Arkansas roads where a car accident, which could possibly be caused by distracted driving, could take the life of their teen.

In fact, car accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teenagers. Nationwide, it is suspected that there are more than 250 car accidents that claim the lives of teenagers every single month. Teenagers and young adults account for roughly 15 percent of the population, but approximately one-third of the costs of injuries in car accidents are attributed to those within the age range of 15 and 24.

Possible drunk driving accident claims life of Arkansas woman

When an Arkansas resident is killed in a car accident, they typically leave family members behind. These family members are probably struggling emotionally and maybe even financially following such a tragic death. The family will likely question how something like this could have occurred. Should alcohol be discovered as a factor, they may be angry and wish to pursue a lawsuit against the drunk driver. This is something that may have occurred in a possible drunk driving accident in Arkansas.

A 25-year-old Conway woman was recently killed following a motor vehicle accident in Arkansas. Apparently, she was traveling on Highway 64 when a vehicle from the opposite lane veered over into her lane. Both vehicles hit head-on. The driver of the other vehicle was a 54-year-old female, also of Conway.

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