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Wrong-way Accidents

If you have been involved in a an SUV or car accident in the Tampa Bay area call Tampa Personal Injury Attorney, Martin J. Hernandez at 813-755-9500

Wrong-way Accidents

Wrong-way collisions account for only about 3% of accidents on high-speed divided highways, but they are much more likely to result in fatal and serious injuries.  What’s the number cause of wrong-way auto accidents?  Alcohol.

The National Traffic Safety Board reviewed 1,566 wrong-way auto accidents involving fatalities from 2004-2009.  Of these, 936 wrong-way drivers (60%) had indications of alcohol involvement.  By comparison, only 126 other drivers (6.5%) in the same fatal wrong-way crashes had alcohol involvement.  Also, the NTSB analyzed 1,150 wrong-way accidents whose blood alcohol level was reported and 59% had a blood alcohol content at or above 0.15%.  What does a blood alcohol content of 0.15% mean?  It means that they are nearly twice the legal limit and really drunk.  Clearly, they should not be behind the wheel.

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