While wrong-way crashes are not the most common accidents on Florida roadways, they are often the most devastating. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA), an average of 360 people killed every year from wrong-way highway crashes.
Most recently, a bus carrying players for Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate was involved in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver. Although the bus driver saw the approaching vehicle, he was not able to avoid the collision, which occurred on Interstate 295 in Jacksonville The driver was killed in the wrong-way collision, but everyone on the bus was able to walk away. The size of the bus likely protected the occupants from serious injury.
Approximately 50 percent of wrong-way collisions often involve death or catastrophic injuries, including traumatic brain injury, paralysis, and loss of limbs. While impaired driving is to blame for many wrong-way accidents, poor road design and lack of signage can also cause confusion for drivers. If you or someone you love has been injured in a wrong-way crash, it is imperative to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Port Charlotte accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Port Charlotte injury attorneys for a free consultation.