Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A fatal vehicle
accident occurred in Schroeppel, New York on Monday. The road crash took place
when a driver who was on Route 481 North crossed over the center and began
driving the wrong way in the southbound lanes. Police who were driving
in the northbound lanes tried to alert the driver that he was driving
the wrong way, but their efforts failed. It has been questioned whether
or not the driver had a medical emergency that caused him to cross the
median, but allegedly he was seen smoking in his vehicle while driving
the wrong way, so that theory has been disregarded for the most part.
Tragically, the wrong way vehicle struck two other cars in the southbound
lane, and the driver of the wrong-way car and two people in one of the
cars involved in the accident passed away.
According to the Federal Highway Administration, about 300 to 400 deaths
result from wrong-way driving crashes every year in the United States.
As these crashes often are head-on or involve sideswiping, they are often
very severe. To avoid wrong-way driving crashes, look out for road signs
and warnings that aim to make the road a safer place by guiding drivers
in the right direction.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a vehicle accident, contact the
Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC.
With the help of our attorneys, charges will be pressed against the driver
liable for the accident and compensation will be recovered for your losses
that resulted from the crash, both monetary and non-monetary. To speak
with an attorney and embark on your road to justice,
contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.