Tips for Staying Safe After a Crash by an Experience Automobile Accident Attorney in Mississippi
A woman survived a car crash, only to die moments later when she got hit by a pickup truck. The accident occurred when a car turned left in front of an oncoming vehicle. The car that caused the wreck went off of the road and into a ditch, while the car that had collided with it was disabled and remained in the southbound lane of the road. The passenger in the car that was in the roadway got out of the wrecked vehicle and was on the road when she got hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the truck says that they did not see the woman in the road, nor did they see the wrecked vehicle on the road, which they also struck with their truck. The other accident victims got transported to a hospital for treatment of their injuries.
This tragic story is a somber reminder that any car crash could turn into a chain reaction accident. While not every chain reaction wreck can be prevented, there are a couple of things that accident victims and drivers can do to reduce the chance that they will get hurt or killed in a chain reaction crash. For example, a driver who is involved in a wreck and who is not severely injured may be able to move their vehicle out of the traveled lanes of the road.
Unfortunately, sometimes drivers are hurt and cannot move their vehicles or vehicles are so badly disabled that they cannot be moved from the roadway until a tow truck arrives. Vehicles that are disabled in the traveled lanes of the road are much more likely to be hit by oncoming traffic, as the story mentioned above describes. Getting yourself out of a wrecked vehicle and getting to safety is important, but, as stated above, it is not without risk and should be done with the utmost of care. Also, if you are involved in a crash or if you come upon a wreck and it is safe to stop and help, it is useful to draw other drivers’ attention to the accident scene with reflectors, flares, or cones if you have them available.
Drivers can also do things to decrease the risk that they will become ensnared in a chain reaction wreck. For example, whenever you encounter low visibility because of fog, rain, snow, dust, or other conditions, slow down and use extra caution. Reducing your speed gives you an opportunity to see and react to anything that is on the road. Finally, in all road conditions, it is essential to leave plenty of room between your car and the car in front of you.
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If someone that you love died or you got hurt in a chain reaction wreck, you probably want to know what to do next. The Mississippi Car Accident Lawyers at the Giddens Law Firm, P.A. can help you recover from the crash by pursuing a claim for damages related to your accident. To learn more, please call our office at (601) 355-2022 to arrange a consultation.