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Aggressive drivers put Northwest Indiana in mortal danger

On Behalf of | Aug 25, 2023 | Car Accidents

Watching drivers tear down the road, weaving in and out of lanes and passing other vehicles with inches to spare, is exciting in a movie. Doing it yourself in real life is a recipe for disaster. There is virtually no good reason to be aggressive and disregard public safety just for thrills or to save some time in your commute.

Someone who drives too fast, fails to leave enough space for other cars and takes unnecessary risks can easily kill or severely injure somebody in a car accident. Tragically, that is exactly what happened in northwest Indiana recently. Two teenage sisters were hit by an out-of-control driver on a road in Crown Point. The older sister, 19, was killed, and her 13-year-old sister was seriously hurt in the collision.

Swerved onto the wrong side of the road

According to a news report, the crash happened because a 44-year-old woman was being far too aggressive. She allegedly tailgated another vehicle before trying to pass it in the oncoming lane. Unfortunately, that maneuver put it in the path of the vehicle the 19-year-old was driving. The older woman’s car crashed head-on into the teens.

The young woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her sister was airlifted to the hospital with unspecified injuries. She was still alive as of early July.

Dangerous drivers should pay for their actions

Defensive driving cannot eliminate the risk of a serious crash. But tailgating and swerving into oncoming traffic is outright negligence in almost every case. Somebody who acts this recklessly and gets into a wreck as a result would almost certainly be liable for any injuries others suffer.