Wrong Way Driving: A Dangerous Trend | Law Offices of Brian J. Mongelluzzo
On average, 6.8% of Interstate fatalities in the United States are caused by wrong-way driving.
Much to local motorists’ surprise, the state of Connecticut has a greater percentage of wrong-way driving fatalities, coming out to just over 9%.
Wrong-way driving, the act of entering an Interstate highway from the incorrect direction, has become a gruesome topic in Connecticut news. On August 22, 2015, a late Saturday evening, an innocent driver was struck by a wrong-way driver traveling north in a southbound lane on Route 8 in Watertown. The 29 year old died shortly after the collision and the wrong way driver was taken to the hospital with injuries. More recently, early Tuesday morning, September 8, 2015, a Meriden man was driving the wrong way south on 1-91 north and struck a tractor trailer head on. Though the tractor trailer driver was not injured, the 20 year old motorist, was killed. The September 8 crash is currently under investigation by Connecticut state police.
In light of recent events, Connecticut Department of Transportation is working to improve the safety and visibility of their entrance and exit ramps. Advisers also hope to educate drivers, new and old, on the necessary precautions for entering and exiting Connecticut Interstates.
Wrong-way driving can result in devastating injuries and can affect not only car drivers, but drivers of motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, and more. Wrong-way driving accidents can also lead to devastating injuries including:
- Damage to the cervical vertebrae
- Ankle and knee injuries
- Traumatic brain injury
- Head injuries
If you’ve been injured by a wrong way driver, or know someone who has, call our dedicated personal injury staff today (203) 663-3695. BJM Law can help.
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