Drivers need to pay attention to the rules of the road, the flow of traffic and anything else that is happening around them. Unfortunately, some choose to drive while impaired or distracted, which can put their lives, and the lives of others, at risk.
That may have been what happened in this case in Phoenix where a motorcyclist was hit and left with life-threatening injuries while traveling on a local highway. According to the report from Nov. 2, the motorcyclist was heading north on SR 51 near Glendale when a wrong-way driver started heading south in the same lane. The Arizona Department of Public Safety received calls about the driver at around 10:00 p.m., and soon after, calls came in that reported a collision with a motorcyclist.
That motorcyclist suffered life-threatening injuries after being hit by the driver. The driver, on the other hand, was not injured. The department spokesman stated that impairment was believed to be a factor in the collision.
Wrong-way crashes should never happen
In many wrong-way crash cases, the drivers who go the wrong way are impaired, intoxicated or distracted when they go onto the wrong part of the road. They may be speeding or reckless as well. Some may be trying to pass in no-passing zones or make mistakes when trying to pass legally.
It’s important for drivers to be safe when they’re behind the wheel. Going the wrong way could cause a crash or lead to life-threatening injuries or deaths. Victims then may have the right to pursue a claim for compensation for what they and their families have gone through.