I’m not sure if there is a sight more frightening than being blinded by headlights on a long stretch of freeway. We’ve all had those nights, listening to music on a peaceful drive home late at night. Then, a pair of headlights jar us out of our happy moment, and we’re left squinting through the bright beams, trying to figure out if we should go left, right, brake, crash. The reaction is too late, and two cars have careened into each other, head-on.
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A horrific scene left four with serious injuries. According to WKYC, a woman was driving the wrong way on I-90 late Saturday night. She crashed head-on into another car, leaving all four women injured. While paramedics responded in six minutes, two women were trapped inside their vehicle. One woman, a 30-year-old, is in critical condition at University Hospital. A 37-year-old woman is in serious condition. The driver and the other woman are stable. Police are currently investigating the 31-year-old driver. While a video has been posted, the investigation is ongoing.
According to the US Department of Transportation:
So, why are people driving on the wrong side? Is it always drivers under the influence?
Wrong-way driving tends to be blamed on alcohol. However, darkly lit freeways, old signage, and other factors could be at play. According to ScienceDirect, an international journal of transportation and science and technology, their study revealed many patterns using specific algorithms to measure different interactions and factors. Here are their findings:
While agencies nation-wide try to improve road safety and prevent wrong-way driving, accidents will continue to occur. If you have been involved in a car accident, please, call Paulozzi LPA today.
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