A driver in Kansas got more than he bargained for when he started recording a jeep driving on the interstate. The at-fault driver was all over the road which is when the man called 911 and started recording video of the negligent driver. Seconds later the jeep hit a disabled truck on the side of the road and launched into the air.
Amazingly no one in the disabled vehicle was hurt by the reckless driver, however this is very rare. Many car accidents that involve a disabled vehicle are fatal. Many times first responders and tow truck drivers that have stopped to help the disabled vehicles are killed when a distracted driver hits them. In Virginia (VA) and North Carolina (NC) there is a law designed to protect first responders. The “Move Over” law requires motorists to move over one lane when passing an emergency vehicle on the shoulder of the road. But many motorists fail to heed the law. Drivers should always make plenty of room for any disabled vehicles on the roadways. If possible, you should always move to the next lane to give as much distance as possible to any disabled vehicle.
Despite the “Move Over” law and safety warnings vehicles on the shoulder of the highway are struck more frequently than you might expect. So, what should you do if you are involved in a disabled vehicle accident? If it turns out the at-fault driver was negligent in the crash then there may be possibility of obtaining damages to compensate for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Calling an experienced Virginia (VA) car accident injury attorney is the first step.