A couple from Schuylkill County was killed in a crash near Richmond on Interstate 295 this past Monday. Tragically, Charles and Linda Decosmo, 57 and 56, of Shepton, both died at the scene. The crash occurred when a tractor trailer rear-ended an SUV, which then struck the couple's Jeep, causing the Jeep to roll over. The tractor trailer's driver was charged with reckless driving.
What is Reckless Driving & How Can It Be Avoided?
An extremely serious traffic violation, reckless driving takes the lives of many every day. It refers to the state of mind of a driver, referring to a disregard of the rules for the road. In the worst cases, reckless driving may result in serious bodily injury, physical damages, and even wrongful death.
The following are some examples of reckless driving, including but not limited to:
- Driving 25 miles per hour or more over the speed limit
- Racing another vehicle
- Avoiding a police officer
- Passing another vehicle when visibility is limited on a two-lane highway
Reckless driving can very easily be avoided by partaking in safe driving practices, such as keeping a safe distance, making sure you aren’t distracted when behind the wheel, giving yourself plenty of time before you get to a final destination, and following all traffic laws. Taking in some time and consideration for both your safety and the safety of others on the road is one of the smartest decisions you can make--prevention is the ultimate protection.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Kalfus & Nachman is comprised of personal injury attorneys who will do everything in our power to deliver our clients the most beneficial results possible. Regardless of the nature of your situation, we will rise to the challenge on your behalf. If you or a loved one has been injured due to no fault of your own in a case of reckless driving, we will advocate on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve for your costly medical bills, emotional distress, and loss of work and wages.
Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (855) 880-8163.