[Sacramento, CA] – Kenneth Ledbetter and 11-Year-Old Boy Die in Fatal Accident on Interstate 80
Kenneth Ledbetter and Another Die in Vehicle Accident on Interstate 80
December 17, 2020 – Kenneth Ledbetter, age 48, passed away on Sunday morning around 10 A.M. Moreover, the man from Suisun City and as well as an 11-year-old boy from Vallejo, both died in a deadly accident that happened on Interstate 80.
Initially, the deadly accident occurred near the West Capitol Avenue exit in West Sacramento.
Upon arrival, California Highway Patrol Officer Rodney Fitzhugh found a child in the passenger side of the car. Furthermore, the car was an Infiniti that struck a tree as it entered a slight curve in the road.
“Due to the Infiniti’s high rate of speed, the driver was unable to safely negotiate the curve, causing the Infiniti to travel off the left edge of the roadway and collide with a tree,” said Officer Fitzhugh.
Additionally, he added “The impact with the tree caused the Infiniti to break apart and resulted in fatal injuries to both the driver and right-front passenger”.
Likewise, the identity of the young boy has not been publicly identified by the Yolo County coroner’s office so far.
What are Some of The Dangers of Speeding?
Indeed, speeding does not only mean driving faster that the posted speed limit, but it also includes driving too fast on poor road conditions.
Without a doubt, speeding is illegal. There is no way around it. Furthermore, if you speed, you just might get caught by the local police and receive a speeding ticket.
Speeding tickets can cost hundreds of dollars, not to mention missed work, and traffic court. Also, your auto insurance costs could increase.
Another danger of speeding is the environmental element. It is dangerous to speed on wet roads. Plus, speed limits may be set to reduce the environmental impact of another road traffic as well.
As said by the Ford Motor Company, “Driving a vehicle at 65 mph consumes about 15% more fuel than driving the same vehicle at 55 mph. More fuel consumed means more CO2 released into the atmosphere.”
The biggest risk with speeding is that you can lose your life. In fact, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, “In 2008 there were 37,261 speed-related traffic fatalities in the U.S.”
Low speed limits are specifically set-in different areas for a reason. Moreover, there are low speed limits specifically set-in different areas due to hazards of speed for the surrounding communities.
It does not matter who you are, the speed limit applies to everyone regardless of the capabilities of the car or the experience of the driver.
Furthermore, paying attention to the speed limit will increase a driver’s ability to take and adjust to curves or objects in the roadway. Also, it extends the distance necessary to stop a vehicle.
So, as you can see… there are many reasons to take the pedal off the metal and slow down!
Here are 5 Reasons Why Speeding Is a BAD IDEA!
1. Ordinarily, the average time it takes most drivers to react to a risky situation on the road is 1.5 seconds. A driver who is tired, distracted, or has been using drugs or alcohol might take as long as 3 or more seconds to react.
2. Drivers are twice as likely to kill a pedestrian on impact if they are traveling at 30 mph, then if they are traveling at 25 mph.
3. Speeding can escalate your risk of losing vehicle control. Moreover, at higher speeds, motor vehicles become more difficult to maneuver.
4. There is a direct connection with how fast you are going and the severity of a crash. The faster that you are going, the greater amount of force must be absorbed by the impact in a crash.
5. In urban areas, going faster than the speed limit by as little as 3 mph doubles the likelihood of an injury crash. Furthermore, each additional increase in speed by 3 mph further increases the risk.
To the family and friends of Kenneth Ledbetter, 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.