Too often, auto injury costs are weighed in dollar figures, but the truth is, an auto accident can lead to devastating personal loss and life altering consequences. Recently, Isaiah Pead, a running back from the University of Cincinnati who was drafted into the NFL by the St. Louis Rams in the second round, experienced a car accident that has ended any chance of a future career in the NFL.
Reports show that Pead was ejected from his vehicle after the car experienced a blowout that caused him to lose control of the vehicle. The police said that drugs and alcohol have been ruled out as factors. The accident caused Pead to lose a portion of his leg, which will prevent him from continuing as a player in the NFL.
These types of auto accidents underscore the importance of seatbelts and the value of driving cautiously. The truth is, all the preparation in the world cannot prevent mechanical failure in a car that leads to an accident so safety precautions must be observed. Wear your seatbelt, drive defensively, and minimize any unnecessary distractions in your vehicle in order to do as much as you can to prevent an accident.
In the event that you are the victim of an auto accident that leads to injury, Direct Medical Healthcare can help you get the medical care you need in order to ensure your best possible recovery.