A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way.
A 24-year-old driver is facing charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm after she hit an SUV on Highway 1, Wednesday night, said Manitoba RCMP.
The collision, which happened near Cabot Road, sent the driver of the SUV, 40, to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
As per Police, the driver, who caused a crash was under influence at the time of the incident. The woman was three times over the legal limit at the time of the crash.
Unfortunately, many road crashes are caused by impaired drivers. A lot of those drivers are teenagers, who are not just irresponsible to their own vehicles and lives, but to other people’s health and lives as well. Some drivers just really don’t care about the rules and driving regulations, they do not care for their own safety and their passengers, friends and family members.
According to MPI’s statistics, 71 people were killed in crashes last year, and 30 of those deaths are attributed to impaired driving – impairment caused by either alcohol or drugs.
So fellow Winnipeggers please don’t text and drive, follow the speed limits, the limits there for a good reason, keep our roads safe and easy to drive. Let’s all be responsible drivers and care for each other, so at the end of the day, we can all come back home to our loved ones.