Whose fault is it when a vehicle becomes disabled and the driver of another vehicle crashes into it? Easy, it is the fault of the inattentive driver.
This is what happened when a van driving west on the bridge to Delaware (DE) became disabled on the upgrade of the bridge and stopped. Police say then a flat-bed tractor trailer driven by a Virginia (VA) truck driver rear ended the stopped van. The at-fault driver has been cited in the crash.
Many car accidents can be prevented with a few simple precautions.
- Never drive tired. Driving tired can be just as risky as driving drunk. Your senses are dulled, your reaction time is slower and you may even fall asleep at the wheel. If you are driving a long way, be sure to take breaks.
- Pull over if you need to take your focus off the road. Driving requires your entire attention.
- Do not drive if you are under the influence or if you are experiencing medication side affects like drowsiness.
- Driver distraction plays a role in 8 out of every 10 car accidents in North America.
As with all serious injury cases, it is especially crucial to seek out professional legal advice in car accident injury cases and we have the experienced injury attorneys to evaluate your claim.