When you watch the news or read the news, there seems to be numerous reports about accidents that occurred because of wrong-way drivers. Nobody ever wants to be involved in a car accident, plus deal with the aftermath that will follow. The thought of driving somewhere and seeing another vehicle coming directly at you can certainly be a scary thought. The thought about what the end result might be is devastating.
Before you ever come into contact with a wrong way driver, here are some things that you should come in mind that will help prevent a tragic Mission Viejo car accident.
Pay Careful Attention To The Highway
When you are driving, you typically look directly at the vehicles that are right in front of you. However, instead of only looking at those cars, you should pay careful attention to what is going on further ahead of you. When you look ahead to what is going on further down the road, you can give yourself time to pull over if you see that a vehicle is coming toward you.
If you are able to carefully pull over and get out of the way of the oncoming vehicle, you should call 911 as soon as you can. If the driver is still on the wrong side of the highway, you should report the driver to the police. Give as much information on the location you are in, vehicle, the driver, and the direction the vehicle is headed. Any other important information that will help the police get the driver off the highway will be beneficial.
Many wrong-way accidents will result in vehicles crashing directly, head-on. When you and your passengers wear their seat belt, it can be the one thing that will save everyone’s life. To alert the driver, you can flash your lights or honk your horn to help them become aware of the dangerous situation.
If you are ever involved in an accident because of a driver going the wrong way, you could receive compensation for damages and injuries. Contact us when you need answers or a consultation.