Auto accidents are a relatively frequent occurrence. Most commonly, distraction, lack of skill or even drowsiness are the main culprits in an accident out on the open road. More serious incidents often involve the physical impairment of a driver by way of alcohol or illegal substances. Either way, a lawyer is often required to set the record straight.
Though common reasons for which accidents take place, there’s yet another factor which almost always determines the severity of an accident: physics.
While most of us aren’t equipped with the mental capacity to understand the various scientific technicalities behind an auto accident, one things is easily understood—wrong-way, forward-facing car crashes are by far the most deadly.
Even more troubling, all across the country—from Provo, Utah to the farthest reaches of America’s East Coast—the rate at which wrong-way collisions are taking place is steadily on the rise. In fact, recent data collected by state troopers in North Carolina shows that wrong-way collisions are up a staggering 67 percent from last year.
While outside of Provo, Utah, the trend is one that could very well spread across the country. Currently, there’s no organized push to collect data on wrong-way collisions in the Beehive State, but should more accidents of this type persist, there very well could be.
In the meantime, be vigilant and look for signs of reckless driving should something need to be reported to a law enforcement official or experienced personal injury lawyer.
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