A Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Fort Myers car accident lawyer says that the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported a driver of a 2014 Infiniti QX60 was traveling in the wrong direction when he hit a school bus in northern Florida. No students were injured but both drivers were transported to the hospital. The crash happened at dawn in a construction area.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) reports that most wrong-way accidents happen at night and at transitional times, such as dawn and dusk.
Since vehicles crash head-on, 81 percent of all wrong-way accidents result in fatalities. The Federal Highway Administration’s statistics show wrong-way crashes result in approximately 300 to 400 deaths each year. The agency believes there are many strategies and treatments that can be considered for implementation that can address wrong-way maneuvers, ranging from graphic design elements to conventional traffic control devices, to various ITS-based solutions.
FLHSMV offers the following safety tips for motorists to avoid wrong-way driving crashes:
- Stay Right at Night to avoid crashes with wrong-way drivers.
- Call 911 immediately to report wrong-way drivers. If you see a wrong-way driver approaching, immediately reduce your speed and pull off the roadway.
- Stay alert – do not drive distracted. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Learn and obey all traffic signs. If you drive past a wrong-way sign, turn around immediately. When you see a posted red sign, think: “Stop.” “Do Not Enter.” “Wrong-way.”
- Look for Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) dynamic messaging signs for wrong-way driver alerts. When you see an alert, reduce your speed, move over to the right, and proceed with extreme caution. If you see a wrong-way driver approaching, immediately pull off the roadway.
Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer Randall Spivey of Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. is committed to protecting the rights of victims in the state of Florida after tragic wrong-way and head-on collisions. The firm has litigated some of the most challenging wrong-way/head-on traffic claims to recover high-figure judgments and settlements on behalf of its injured clients and families.
“Should you or a family member be injured in a wrong-way accident, please contact our experienced Fort Myers car accident team after seeking medical attention. There are no costs or attorney fees until we receive a monetary recovery for you, and we are available to assist you 24/7,” said Attorney Spivey.
Fort Myers Car Accident Lawyer Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by just one percent (1%) of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 2,000 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at 239.337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to Randall@SpiveyLaw.com. Visit SpiveyLaw.com for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County at 239.793.7748.