Driver Run Light, Causes Fatal Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
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
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.
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