Coffee, hot drinks and car crashes

On Behalf of | Jul 10, 2019 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are various common car accident causes, such as drunk drivers, drowsy driving and ignoring the speed limit as well as other traffic safety laws. However, some crashes occur as a result of less common risk factors, such as a driver who spills coffee or another type of hot drink. When someone spills a hot beverage while they are behind the wheel, they may veer into another lane or lose control of their vehicle altogether due to the shocking pain that they experience. Sadly, this can lead to a fatal collision and cause those involved to sustain massive injuries.

If you were struck by someone who was driving erratically, it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the crash. However, if you discover that they spilled a hot drink while they were driving, this is an important detail which should not be ignored should you decide to pursue legal action against the driver. Moreover, if you regularly drink hot beverages such as coffee while you drive, it is imperative to be aware of the risks and react to a spill properly (even if you are in a great deal of pain due to being burned).

Many people drink coffee and other hot beverages while they are tired, which can be dangerous in and of itself. For example, some drivers try to stay awake at night or wake themselves up in the early morning hours with coffee. Drowsy driving is another serious car crash risk factor that has claimed many lives over the years.