Sneezing Fit Causes Serious Accident

Serious Accident

6/25/2019 Car Accidents John Whitfield

Drivers face many dangers on the roadways. Some of these dangers are outside of their control, like other drivers, road conditions, and road hazards. Other dangers can come from much closer to home. This was the case for one Belle Meade man who wrecked his vehicle after he lost control during a sneezing fit. While the man escaped this serious accident mostly unharmed, this incident serves as a reminder of how medical conditions can make driving dangerous.

A 42-year-old man started sneezing uncontrollably, and then he felt like his right front tire “went out.” The next thing he knew, his SUV was careening out of control. The vehicle eventually rolled over and caught on fire. Good Samaritans nearby who witnessed the accident were able to help the man out of his vehicle before he suffered catastrophic injuries.

Drivers rarely think of themselves as a source of danger on the roads. While most drivers are not at risk of a sneezing fit causing an accident, other medical conditions are much more likely to cause serious injuries. Drivers who have experienced or suffered any of the following medical issues need to think twice before getting behind the wheel:

  • Fainting
  • Blackouts
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart conditions
  • Dementia
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Vein conditions
  • Brain injuries

Individuals with conditions that may impair their driving need to work with physicians to determine whether or not driving is a safe activity. While many people feel comfortable driving, the reality is their health issues could put other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians at risk. If an individual knows they have a medical condition that impairs driving or if this medical condition has resulted in a previous accident, they have every reason to know getting behind the wheel is dangerous. People often don’t want to give up the freedom that driving gives them, but this freedom could come at the expense of someone else’s life and that’s not right.

Attorneys For Serious Car Accidents

Driving is a responsibility. Drivers who cannot operate a vehicle safely should not get behind the wheel. If you or someone you love was injured in a serious Nashville car accident, don’t wait to call Whitfield Bryson LLP. We can explain your legal options and pursue compensation on your behalf.