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Wrong-Way Crashes in North Carolina are on the Rise

There was yet another wrong way driver-related crash on Monday in Durham, resulting in two fatalities and numerous injuries to those riding in an SUV involved in the incident. The reports of these wrong way crashes in North Carolina seem to be on the rise. According to a WRAL.com report, in the last 16 years there have been more than 500 wrong-way driving motor vehicle crashes.

According to the news article, the rise in fatalities and injuries has prompted the NCDOT to start looking into and studying why this may be happening. According to a separate study conducted by reviewing crashes between 2006-2012, a six year time period, there were 200 incidents. If this is the case, and if the report from WRAL is correct, that would mean that in the last four or so years there have been 300 wrong-way driver crashes, which is approximately 45 more per year.

The old study discussed how difficult it is to figure out the entry points for the wrong way drivers. The study also cited:

Of course, the study is almost four years old at this point and we have seen a marked increase in these crashes in North Carolina.

So what should you do if you are involved in a wrong-way accident, or any accident, for that matter?

It is critical to consult an experienced attorney if anyone was injured in the accident. The expert personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood can help you maximize your recovery sum if you were injured. Contact us today and let us review your claim.

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