If you’re a running back in the National Football League, you are trained to get to your destination (in this case, the opposing end zone) as fast as possible.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson may have applied that thinking to the wrong aspect of life after he was caught speeding on a road in Minneapolis. Peterson was pulled over a little before 8:30 p.m. on November 28, 2009 while on his way to a hotel.
Our auto accident lawyers know the unexpected nature of a car accident. They can happen when you least expect, and no matter how good you may think you are at it, some car accidents are unavoidable.
Speeding only makes car accidents more likely. High rates of speed require extreme amounts of reflexes and control. Even race car drivers have a hard time controlling their cars sometimes. If those professional drivers can lose control of their cars, think about the average person. Can the average person drive effectively at high rates of speed without getting into a car accident.
A police spokeswoman said Peterson was clocked going 109 mph in a 55-mph zone. Peterson was on his way to a downtown Minneapolis hotel that the team stays the night before home games.
Peterson is currently third in the NFL in rushing with 1,084 yards going into the 13th week of the season.
Our auto accident lawyers want to make sure drivers practice safe driving techniques to prevent car accidents. That means driving at correct speeds to limit the possibility of losing control of your vehicle. Luckily, no car accident occurred as a result of Peterson’s speeding, but it could have been much worse.
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