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What Causes Wrong Way Driving?

Posted by Jess A. Lorona | Apr 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Wrong Way Accidents

Understanding the Consequences of Wrong Way Accidents

There is no simple answer to this question. Driving is so common that people forget that there are real consequences for roadway errors. Every day we use our cars to transport us to where we need to go. As a society, we have become so accustomed to getting into our cars and driving that we fail to stay responsible drivers. Our Phoenix Car Accident Attorneys at Lorona Mead has worked with victims of all kinds of car accidents. From drunk driving to wrong way to unlawful U-turns. Whatever reason, the driver was not paying attention or driving responsibly and you are suffering from their mistake. We believe that as a car accident victim you deserve to have financial compensation for your injuries. Let us help you get there.

The Tragic Reality of Wrong Way Accidents

Not everyone is a perfect driver all the time. We get it. Sometimes you forget your turn signal or you break just a little too hard. Sometimes those green lights turn red too soon and before you know you are ready halfway through the intersection. These errors happen to us all, but it does not excuse the injuries caused by the error.

On March 27th around 1 AM a wrong way accident too the lives of four people. A Nissan pickup truck was driving east in the westbound lanes. The Nissan pickup ran head first into a van with at least three passengers. Investigators stated that there were no brake skid marks. This means that neither vehicle braked. This full head-on collision at high speed instantly killed all. The accident left both vehicles mangled and completely charred from catching fire. The police stated that the fire consumed almost all evidence with the exception of a beer can.

Wrong way driver can be caused by several factors but the most common is alcohol. Drunk driving leads to impaired driving. Other factors include distracted or drowsy driving. About 60% of wrong-way accidents occur due to drunk driving. Wrong way driving does not happen very often and only accounts for 1 out of every 100 traffic-related deaths; however, the fatality rate of such an accident is near 25% of every wrong way accident. A study suggests that even though car accidents as a whole in the United States have declined, wrong way accidents have kept their steady pace. If someone is driving the wrong way you are bound to take notice, but it may be too late.

What To Do

People who are unfamiliar with roadways are also more likely to drive the wrong way. This does not decrease the likelihood of fatality if you mistakenly drive the wrong way. If you or someone you love is suffering from an injury caused by a vehicle going the wrong way or begin negligent in any way then our Phoenix Car Accident Attorneys at Lorona Mead are here to help you seek justice. Call 602-554-0006 or click here to start your journey to success with our professional attorneys at Lorona Mead in Phoenix today.

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