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Car accidents: Drunk driver sentenced to months behind bars

Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is incredibly dangerous and irresponsible. Driving while intoxicated is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Maine and across the United States. According to recent statistics, alcohol-related crashes account for almost one third of all traffic-related fatalities. Those who choose to drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them and can face years of jail time.

Motor vehicle accidents in the city of Portland are on the rise

Portland, Maine, is one of the most beautiful cities in America. Located on a peninsula extending into Casco Bay, the natural beauty of this city attracts thousands of visitors every year. Portland is also the largest city in Maine, which means that city streets often become crowded and congested. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents seem to be increasing in Portland, as more and more people visit and decide to take up residence here.

Motor vehicle accidents typically increase during warmer months

Roadways across the state of Maine are becoming more and more dangerous. Maine is one of the most beautiful states in the country, so thousands of vacationers visit during the summer months to take in the abundant natural beauty. Unfortunately, this means higher than normal traffic volumes and congested roadways. Consequently, motor vehicle accidents also increase this time of year.

Drunk driving accident results in injuries and pending charges

Despite increased public awareness, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol continues to be a very dangerous problem in the state of Maine and across the country. It's no secret that driving while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Driving takes constant focus and concentration, and alcohol drastically impairs focus and significantly decreases reaction time. Recent statistics say that two out of every three people in the United States will be involved in a drunk driving accident during their lifetime.

Reckless driving contributes to more motor vehicle accidents

Driving these days can be a difficult task on crowded and congested roads across Maine. As traffic increases across the state, reckless driving is becoming a very dangerous problem. Some drivers may not be as experienced as others, so it is not uncommon for mistakes to occur. Reckless driving habits are a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. According to recent statistics, reckless driving accounts for over 33 percent of deaths in all accidents. 

Serious motor vehicle accidents are increasing across Maine

Accidents are increasing at an alarming rate on Maine roadways. Congested streets and highways combined with distracted, impaired or reckless drivers have contributed to higher numbers of motor vehicle accidents in recent years across the state. A three-vehicle accident in Freeport over the holiday weekend claimed the life of one man and injured several others.

Motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury

The abundance of scenic roadways across Maine make it a great state for motorcyclists. As the warmer months approach, motorcyclists will be traveling here from all over the country to enjoy the breathtaking views. However, unique risks and consequences are associated with motorcycles. Motorcycles can be more difficult to see than other vehicles, which can increase the odds of an accident. Also, since motorcyclists are totally exposed, so any accident involving a motorcycle is more likely to result in serious injury.

Motor vehicle accidents in Maine are on the rise

Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and going for a drive these days can be very risky. Currently, there are a little over one million licensed drivers in the state of Maine, with this number steadily increasing. This means more and more vehicles are sharing roadways across the state. With an increasing number of vehicles utilizing public roadways, motor vehicle accidents become almost inevitable. A recent car crash in Winthrop resulted in injuries to several people.

Personal injury claims may follow parking lot collision

For many, spring is the time for home improvement projects. The parking lots of many Maine businesses are crowded with cars, pickup trucks and pedestrians all vying for space. Under those circumstances the chances for an accident resulting in personal injury increase. Recently, two people were hurt when a car backed into them in a Lowe's parking lot. 

Trucker sentenced for fatal drunk driving accident in 2016

Recently, a trucker driver was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a fatal crash that killed two Maine residents in 2016. The judge suspended five of those years and then ordered him to serve an additional four years probation. Originally, the prosecutors sought a fifty year sentence in light of the horrifying impact this drunk driving accident had on the victims' families and emergency responders.

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