Fort Myers Car Crash Highlights Dangers of Running Red Light

by Carmen Dellutri on October 1, 2012

Fort Myers accident lawyersA recent Fort Myers car crash demonstrates the dangers of running a red light. The accident involved four vehicles and sent six people to the hospital.

The accident occurred when a driver ran the red light at the intersection of College Parkway and Winkler Road and crashed into three vehicles that were stopped at the light, according to Fox 4. Florida Highway Patrol credits witnesses who saw the car run the red light for helping them quickly determine the cause of this accident.

In this accident, the injuries were relatively minor. However, that is not always the case. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, red-light runners injure an estimated 165,000 people every year. In addition, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reports that half of the people killed in red-light running crashes are not those who ran the red light, but passengers of other vehicles and pedestrians.

Nearly 93% of drivers believe running a red light is unacceptable, yet 1 in 3 drivers reported doing so in the past 30 days. Therefore, we want to remind drivers of the risks of running a red light:

  • A ticket and moving violation on your record.
  • Damage to your vehicle.
  • Higher insurance costs.
  • A lengthy, expensive hospital stay and recovery from injury.
  • Most importantly, irreversible consequences if you injure or kill someone else.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Fort Myers accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Fort Myers injury attorneys for a free consultation.

 

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