Diesel Fuel Spilled In Truck Accident
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A fatal, head-on
auto-accident took place in Chesterfield County, Virginia recently. The accident took
place due to the wrong-way driving of a Saturn sedan, which was traveling
northbound in a southbound lane. The vehicle struck a Nissan Altima. Additionally,
a tractor trailer that was not able to stop before hitting the collision
ended up swerving, jackknifing a wall, and sitting over the median, spilling
diesel fuel. As a result of the accident, the sedan driver was killed
and the Altima driver was severely injured. Authorities report that alcohol
may have contributed to the sedan driver’s behavior.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, wrong-way driving auto-accidents
result in the death of around 300 to 400 people annually, making up for
around 1% of traffic fatality deaths every year. These crashes are often
very severe. Additionally, wrong-way driving is often done in relation
to other illegalities, like driving while intoxicated. In fact, studies
have shown that 8 out of 10 wrong-way driving auto-accidents are contributed
to alcohol. Other factors that are commonly related to wrong-way driving
auto-accidents are: lack of sign visibility and drowsiness. About 78%
of wrong-way driving accidents occur from the hours of 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto-accident, contact the
Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC.
With a century of combined legal experience, our attorneys have handled
thousands of auto-accident cases, passionately working to recover compensation
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