A rollover car accident involving alcohol occurred on US26 according to Idaho State Police. Officials say a semi-truck was traveling eastbound on US26 when a passenger car side wiped the semi-truck causing the car to drive off the road and roll. The driver of the car was ejected from the vehicle and had to be transported by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital for evaluation of injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was wearing a seatbelt and uninjured. Idaho State Police say alcohol was involved in the crash.
Statistics of Alcohol-Involved Car Accidents
In 2015, 10, 265 people were killed in a car accident involving an alcohol-impaired driver reported the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also reported that 28 people die every day in the United States in an alcohol-related car accident. The chance of being in an alcohol-related crash is one in three in the course of a lifetime. On the upside, drunk driving fatalities have fallen by a third in the last three decades.
Dangers of Driving Under the Influence
Driving under the influence of alcohol may seem harmless. However, the effects alcohol has on the function of the brain is greater than most people realize. When driving drunk, the brain is not able to function the same. Effects include improper muscle coordination, reasoning, and impaired thinking. These things are essential when operating a motor vehicle safely.
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