Auto accidents are an unfortunate part of driving but sometimes they can be avoided by obeying the law. Wearing a seatbelt is not just the law but it can prevent injuries and even save lives. Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol is against the law and if done can have devastating consequences.
On December 17th in Southern California , four passengers were in a car accident. According to authorities, the four passengers were driving home around 2:30 am in the morning when they had apparently “drifted off the road, crossed another lane of traffic and struck a utility pole. “
Authorities with the San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed one victim in the accident was pronounced dead at the scene, while the remaining victims were taken to the hospital with only minor injuries.
Authorities believe alcohol may have played a role in the car accident case but charges have yet to be brought against the driver as a final accident report is still under investigation.
Accidents such as these can usually be prevented. It is important to exercise extreme caution during the holiday season, as many drivers are not aware of the dangers they may encounter.