Commuters were literally in a fog on their Thursday morning drive when zero visibility on the road caused a four car crash on the Interstate loop of 485.
The car crash occurred near Providence drive and the fog caused big delays as drivers attempted to find their way around the crash. Luckily, no injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
Delays due to the fog in were also reported in other areas of Charlotte. Portions of Interstate 77, south and north Charlotte, Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, Alexander, northern Iredell, and Rowan Counties all had reports of fog, some even reaching points of zero visibility.
Fog forms when temperature drops to the dew point and the water vapor in the air becomes visible, suspended water droplets. Fog can reduce visibility for drivers up to 1/4 of a mile or less, creating dangerous driving conditions. If you cannot postpone your plans until a dense fog has cleared, there are several precautions that you should exercise while driving. Firstly, drive slowly with your low beams on since high beams will only be reflected back off of the fog, creating more visibility impairment. Reduce your speed and ensure that you are watching your actual speed on your odometer because fog creates the illusion we are moving slower. Crack your window so you can hear traffic that you may not be able to see ahead of you. Make use of your wipers and defrosters to enhance visibility. Importantly, stay calm and be patient.
Whether its rain,shine or cloudy fog, the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower understand that even most cautious drivers can be injured in a serious car accident. When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, our seasoned litigators can be there to assist you on your path to recovery. We can investigate all aspects of the accident and hold all parties accountable for your loss. Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free. Hire the best accident attorneys with whom you and your loved ones can invest the most confidence.