Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Former NFL Linebacker Junior Seau Injured after Driving Off Cliff

Vehicle accidents are common, though there are different programs which try to raise people’s awareness regarding the importance of following traffic rules.

An accident can happen if you encounter a negligent driver. You may also become a threat to yourself and to other road users if you are the one who is unfit to drive.

Former National Football League (NFL) star linebacker Junior Seau was recently involved in a solo Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) accident in Carlsbad.

According to reports, Seau’s Cadillac SUV drove off an embankment hours after he was released from jail due to suspicion of domestic violence. His vehicle was found about 30 feet beneath the roadside.

After the accident, the former player of the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots, and San Diego Charges was brought to Scripps La Jolla Hospital in San Diego to be treated for minor injuries.

This accident, like all other kinds or road crashes, may have occurred due to different reasons like:

• Vehicle defect- If the SUV malfunctioned while in use and the accident occurred because of it, the vehicle manufacturer or designer may be held liable for Seau’s injuries.
• Driver distraction- Trying to do different things at once like driving while eating or reading a book can make a driver lost control of his vehicle. If this is the case, Seau will have no one to blame but himself.
• Driver fatigue- It was mentioned that the accident occurred hours after the former linebacker was released from jail. He may be under too much stress because of what happened to him. As a result, he may have failed to operate the vehicle properly.

Hopefully, authorities will be able to finish their investigation quickly so that the person at fault in the accident will be punished for his or her actions.