Driver Run Light, Causes Fatal Crash

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 12-Dec-2016

A vehicle accident took place in Jacksonville recently that resulted in life-threatening injuries. A Nissan minivan failed to stop at a red light while traveling at an excessive speed and then struck a Honda Accord. Allegedly, the Honda was sitting at the stop light when it was struck by the Nissan. The impact of the collision with the Nissan forced the Honda into another lane of traffic. Then, a Lexus and a tanker truck struck those two cars. The driver of the Nissan ad the driver and passenger of the Honda are all experiencing life-threatening injuries.

Red light running is an epidemic that plagues roads and intersections. One study on 19 intersections in four different states found that a red light was run at each intersection about three times an hour. A common factor in red light running is speeding, as it takes longer for a vehicle to come to a complete stop when it is traveling at a fast speed. Additionally, drivers who speed are more likely to demonstrate risk behaviors, such as running red lights. Also, according to the National Coalition for Safer Roads, 676 people passed away, and 130,000 people were injured in vehicle accidents relating to red light running in 2009.

If you are looking for supreme personal injury representation, the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC can assist you. Our team of professionals handles vehicle accident cases of various types and will provide you with the competence you deserve from an attorney. To discuss your possible case with an attorney and receive legal advice, contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.


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