Troopers from the Florida Highway Patrol charged a man with reckless driving after he collided with a Road Ranger truck stopped on the northbound section of Interstate 75 in Charlotte County.
According to police, the man was driving in a Cadillac SLT in the outside line, approaching U.S. Highway 17 on Duncan Road. The driver of the Road Ranger was a man from Venice who was directly in front of the Cadillac.
As the driver of the Cadillac approached the Road Ranger he reportedly failed to slow down, resulting in him rear-ending the truck. Both drivers made controlled stops of their vehicles immediately after the impact. The driver of the Cadillac suffered minor injuries, while the Road Ranger’s driver was uninjured. The Cadillac driver was charged with reckless driving, but was not found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Reckless driving can have serious consequences
All things considered, the drivers in this particular incident were fortunate to experience only minor injuries. However, there are many circumstances in which reckless decisions made by a motorist can have serious and potentially deadly results. Poor decision making or recklessly negligent behavior can compromise the safety of everyone on the road, leading to accidents causing serious injury or death. It’s important for all motorists to keep their tempers under control and remain focused on the road while behind the wheel.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a reckless driver, you may be able to seek compensation. For further guidance and advice, speak with an experienced Bradenton personal injury attorney at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.