[Littlerock, CA] – Joel Rodriguez Killed in Vehicle Accident on Avenue S
Joel Rodriguez Passes Away After Deadly Wreck on Avenue S
Friday, January 22, 2021 – Joel Rodriguez, age 29, was killed on Friday evening at around 10:00 P.M. Moreover, the man from Littlerock Ca. died in a vehicle crash on Avenue S.
Incidentally, the fatal accident took place just west of 95th Street.
Allegedly, Mr. Rodriguez was driving a 1994 Nissan Sentra. Then, for unknown reasons, he swerved to the right directly onto a dirt shoulder.
Next, he turned left in front of a 2018 Toyota Camry that was headed westbound on Avenue S.
Because of this, the Camry crashed into the left side of the Sentra.
Sadly, Mr. Rodriguez was killed at the scene. Meanwhile, the Camry driver was not hurt in the crash.
Still, it is not yet clear if unclear if alcohol or drugs played a factor in the incident.
Stay Alert When Driving on the Road
It can be daunting to drive at high speeds along packed interstate highways. Additionally, here are a few safety tips to help prevent car accidents when driving on crowded roads.
The most important thing to remember is to buckle up. Furthermore, using a seat belt while operating a vehicle should go without saying.
Still, recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) shows that about 10% of drivers still do not wear seat belts.
Inevitably, seat belts save lives. Do not forget to wear a seat belt every time a vehicle is in motion.
Another thing to remember, using a cellphone while driving is extremely dangerous and should be avoided if possible. Also, blue tooth hands free devices work well too.
According to the NHTSA, when a driver takes his or her eyes off the road for just five seconds at 55 miles per hour, it is the equivalent of driving the length of a football filed with closed eyes.
Never Text While Driving
It is never a particularly good idea to tailgate and you should always maintain a safe follow distance.
What is more, if one driver is tailgating and the car in front suddenly brakes, there will not be enough room for the trailing vehicle to stop. Ultimately, this will cause a crash.
Rule of thumb is to stay at least three seconds of distance between vehicles, especially on the interstate.
Nowadays, drivers are faced with a plethora of distractions. Additionally, easy to surf radio stations, or you could lose focus while talking on the phone as well.
Safety should always come first on congested highways and interstates. Unfortunately, there will always be thoughtless drivers.
What is the Best Way to Avoid a Car Accident?
Mostly, we think of driving as so common that we do not realize the inherent risks behind the wheel. However, when you are not traveling at interstate speeds, responding to, and stopping in case of a road hazard can happen in a matter of moments.
All drivers end up facing split-second decisions to respond to potential hazards. Furthermore, to avoid a car crash, what should you do: brake or swerve?
It is not always easy to figure out in the moment what actions to take. Specifically, if there’s not enough time for you to react.
Here I will consider two types of car accident scenarios you are likely to encounter while avoiding a reckless driver and avoiding debris.
Avoiding Accidents with Other Vehicles:
Imagine you are driving down a quaint little country road. Also, there is almost no traffic coming at you. Then, suddenly a car pulls out in front of you from a driveway.
What is your next move: brake or swerve?
When You Swerve to Avoid an Accident
First, your instincts kick in and your first thought may be to swerve to the right and sway off the road. It may seem that normally this would be a practical choice.
Logically, it would protect you and your passenger from a collision. However, in this scenario, you misjudge the distance. As a result, you swerve off the road directly into a telephone pole instead.
The name for this type of accident is called a “no-contact” accident. Also, the driver who caused you to crash is called a “phantom driver.”
Since the other vehicle driver did not directly hit you, it is much harder to prove who is at fault.
Usually, your insurance company will treat a “no-contact” accident as if the “phantom driver” had no insurance. Notably, because deciphering the other party’s fault is much more difficult.
Subsequently, you will have to pay through your own policy underinsured / uninsured coverage.
When You Brake to Avoid an Accident
Pretend that you brake instead of swerve. However, you do not do it soon enough.
As a result, you suffer a rear-end accident. Also, these can occur when you do not have enough room to stop.
Let us say that you are the one who rear-end another car. Then, you are always at fault.
It is extremely challenging to prove that the other driver was more at fault than you. Luckily, the same goes if somebody rear-ends you.
In this synopsis, the driver who pulled out was more at fault. However, you would need a witness to help support your claim.
To the family and friends of Joel Rodriguez, we at Salkow Law firm cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
Salkow Law are true advocates that will work with you directly to achieve justice. Insurance companies want to pay as little compensation as they can. They will even try to make your case go away completely. We will fight for you so that does not happen.
Unlike, the law firms you see plastered on billboards and buses, at Salkow Law you will receive a level of personal service long forgotten at the ‘big’ firms. With us you will not be a faceless, nameless case file. We’ll answer any questions you have and make sure you have a full understanding of how the process works.
This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.