During the early hours of Monday, a fatal three-vehicle auto accident occurred after a driver traveled the wrong way on a Virginia Interstate. Police responded to the accident at around 1:40 a.m. in Alexandria. Early results from the investigation indicate that the driver of a Honda CR-V was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 495 when he collided head-on with a Chevrolet Tahoe. The impact then caused debris to strike a third vehicle, a Dodge Grand Caravan. Tragically, the crash claimed the life of the driver of the Honda and the status of the other individuals have not been released. Authorities have not reported what they believe to be the cause, but alcohol is often a factor in wrong-way collisions.
Traffic accidents involving drivers traveling the wrong-way on roadways occur more often than they should. These type of auto accidents are typically related to driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, many officials have demonstrated that fatigued driving can impair drivers just as drastically as DUI. Making the decision to operate a vehicle while impaired, whether with drugs, alcohol, or fatigue, is an example of negligent driving that can lead to severe and fatal car accidents. Victims that have incurred damages due to the recklessness of another motorist could be entitled to compensation.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our successful St. Louis auto accident attorneys will explore all aspects of your case in order to fully establish liability. We will then fight to hold the party responsible for their actions while obtaining the maximum amount of compensation for your claim. Our attorneys take pride in providing the justice to innocent victims and offer compassionate support throughout the case. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys today for a free consultation.