Increasing Instances of Wrong Way Driving in Tampa Bay
The Ruth Law Team attorneys at the Ruth Law Team of Tampa Bay, FL, have noticed a troubling trend plaguing our area’s roadways of late: wrong way drivers. These confused motorists are a danger to us all, albeit a strange one.
What could possibly compel someone to be so confused as to enter the interstate traveling on the exit ramp? Did they miss a sign, their turn, or some other signal that they may have entered the roadway incorrectly? Perhaps they began to take notice when they saw those odd beams of lights coming at them, or perhaps when they heard those sounds that strangely resembled car horns blaring in their direction?
While this article has perhaps made light of a dangerous situation, the Florida Highway Patrol assures us that this is no laughing matter. Indeed, many of these drivers are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and many of these instances happen at night, and most of them involve serious injury.
All kidding aside, The Ruth Law Team takes this sort of reckless and irresponsible behavior very seriously, and we’re very committed to seeking justice for those individuals who are injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Many of these befuddled motorists enter our area’s highways late at night, in conditions of low visibility, and with no apparent inkling of the dangerous situation they are creating. When they collide, often head on, with unsuspecting motorists who are simply obeying the rules of the road, the outcome can be deadly. These accidents appear to be on the increase in the Tampa Bay area, and officials are at a loss to explain why.
If you see this sort of behavior, please get out of their way and away from the danger as quickly as possible, then warn the police! If you or a loved one has been unfortunate enough to be the victim of one of these wrong-way drivers, please don’t hesitate to contact us here or by phone at (888) 783-8378.