Excessive Speed Car Accidents: A Deadly Menace on Maine Roads

Tragedy struck the peaceful roads of Maine once again as two young lives were cut short in a devastating car crash. According to a recent article, two young men were driving together on Tenney Hill Road around 7 a.m. on June 5 when they collided with another vehicle and then hit a cluster of trees. One was pronounced dead at the scene and another was airlifted to Maine Medical Center in Portland. He died as a result of his injuries a week later. 

The incident serves as a grim reminder of the dangers of excessive speed and the havoc it can wreak on our roadways. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we are deeply saddened by this loss and remain committed to raising awareness about the perils of reckless driving. 

The Devastating Consequences of Excessive Speed

The impact of a high-speed collision can be far more severe, leading to devastating injuries and fatalities. Injuries sustained in these accidents may range from broken bones and traumatic brain injuries to spinal cord damage and internal organ injuries. Survivors often face a long and painful road to recovery, while families are left grappling with profound emotional and financial burdens.

Understanding the Causes of Excessive Speed

As the police investigation indicates, excessive speed was cited as a potential cause of the tragic accident. Several factors contribute to drivers engaging in reckless behavior, including:

  1. Peer Pressure: Young and inexperienced drivers are particularly susceptible to peer pressure, often attempting to impress friends by driving at dangerous speeds.
  2. Lack of Experience: Inexperienced drivers might not fully comprehend the risks associated with speeding and may overestimate their ability to control a vehicle at high speeds.
  3. Impatience and Aggression: Frustration and impatience can lead drivers to exceed speed limits, especially during rush hours or when running late.
  4. Distracted Driving: Engaging in activities such as texting or talking on the phone while driving can divert a driver’s attention from the road and lead to unintentional speeding.
  5. Under the Influence: Drivers impaired by drugs or alcohol may have impaired judgment and decision-making, leading to reckless speeding.
  6. Thrill-Seeking: Some drivers intentionally speed for the adrenaline rush, disregarding the safety of themselves and others on the road.

Taking Legal Action: Protecting Your Rights

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to an excessive speed car accident, it is essential to understand your rights and options. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we are dedicated to helping accident victims and their families seek justice and fair compensation. Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a deep understanding of Maine’s laws and are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Through a personal injury claim, you may be able to seek compensation for:

  1. Medical expenses
  2. Lost wages
  3. Pain and suffering
  4. Emotional distress
  5. Property damage

By pursuing legal action, you not only protect your own rights but also send a strong message that reckless behavior on the road will not be tolerated.


The tragic loss of two young lives in the recent Maine car crash serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need to address the issue of excessive speed on our roads. At Peter Thompson & Associates, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and remain steadfast in our commitment to advocating for safer driving practices. By raising awareness about the dangers of reckless driving and providing legal support to those affected, we hope to contribute to a safer and more responsible driving culture in Maine. If you or a loved one has been a victim of an excessive speed car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to our compassionate and dedicated team for the legal assistance you deserve. Call us now at 207-874-0909 or visit our website.

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