A lot of accidents on the road happened because drivers are in a hurry and some are excessively speeding, distracted or simply intentionally do not follow the rules and regulations. Every year in Canada, about 421,000 people are injured in crashes that have involved a driver who was distracted in some way. Over 78% of all distracted drivers are distracted because they have been texting while driving.
Headingley RCMP said the man, 47, was driving on Roblin Boulevard Sunday night near Beaudry Park at about 8:40 p.m. when his car left the road and slammed into a hydro pole. Live hydro wires were knocked down, said police.
The man then got out of his car and came into contact with a live wire. He died at the scene.
RCMP said speed, alcohol or drugs didn’t appear to be factors in the crash. The investigation continues.
Most of such accidents could be avoided simply by following the rules and driving regulations, by following the speed limit and actually paying attention to what is in front of you. 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.