When you’re driving and unknowingly enter a roadway in the wrong direction, your mistake could cause a horrific accident. Wrong-way driving is one of the most dangerous causes of accidents because it often leads to head-on collisions with sometimes deadly results.
Two people were injured Monday morning in Downtown LA when a car traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street collided with a delivery truck carrying carbon dioxide. The accident was reported at around 3:30 AM, affirming the statistic that 61% of wrong-way driving accidents often take place in the early morning hours (DOT.ca.gov). A nearby business’ security camera caught the accident on video, showing the vehicle in mid air before landing in a shower of electrical sparks.
If you are in a similar situation and see a car driving towards you in the wrong direction, the Department of Transportation recommends flashing your high beams to get the drivers attention and pull over to the side immediately. In this case, the truck driver did see the oncoming vehicle and attempted to swerve out of the way to avoid a collision but was unsuccessful (Read the Article).
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a head on collision, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker immediately. Drivers involved in wrong-way driving accidents are at high risk of catastrophic or fatal injury, and having an experienced auto accident law firm on your side can make all the difference in your recovery. For an absolutely free, confidential consultation contact us at 1-800-333-0000. We are here to help you, 7 days a week.