Traffic was backed up more then usual yesterday morning when cleaning crews were still recovering from an accident that occurred earlier that day.
Accordingly, there were two people who were injured around 12:30 a.m., when one driver went the wrong way on Interstate 77’s off ramp. The location of the accident was near exit 5 on Interstate 77, which is the “Tyvola Road Exit,” to Charlotteans.
Not many details have been released as to the cause of the accident, but one thing is for sure, the driver was apparently extremely distracted. Two people have been seriously injured, and not yet released from the hospital’s care.
The authorities do not know if alcohol or other drugs were a factor that lead to this particular accident or not, but the investigation is still diligently underway.
With motor vehicle travel being the most common means of transportation in the U.S., it’s not surprising that motor vehicle crashes were the cause of 90 deaths per day in 2011. In fact, an alarming 32,885 people were killed in the estimated 5,419,000 police reported motor-vehicle crashes that occurred that year.
There are precautions you can take, however, to help protect yourself and your family and to also help decrease the number of deaths and injuries on our nation’s highways. First, never drink and drive. It’s always safer to call a cab or a friend. Also, obey posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more you increase your risk of being involved in a crash. Try to avoid distractions like eating, texting or fiddling with electronic devices. Always be sure that you and all of your passengers are wearing a seat belt or are properly restrained before you begin your drive.
In the case at bar, a distracted driver drove his vehicle the wrong way on a highway, causing fear and collision to all those around. Always stay alert and never drive while you are feeling fatigued or drowsy.
Taking the right precautions can make the difference of life or death. However, even the most vigilant of drivers can be involved in a serious accident. When you or someone you love has been involved in a serious accident, contact the law offices of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower,LLP Call us today and speak directly with one of our lawyers at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free for a free consultation.