Drivers Should Remain With Their Vehicles After a Florida Highway Crash

by Carmen Dellutri on October 29, 2013

AccidentFollowing a highway crash, drivers should always remain with their vehicles and wait for help to arrive. As highlighted by a fatal hit-and-run crash on the Sawgrass Expressway, attempting to cross the highway can be extremely dangerous.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the victim was uninjured in the initial crash and stopped his vehicle in the median. However, when attempting to cross the road and reach the other driver involved in the accident, he was struck by a tractor-trailer. The truck driver did not stop.

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. “A lot of times people, they're not able to judge the speed of a vehicle on the highway," said Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Mark Wysocky. "They think they can make it across but in reality the car is going 65, 70 miles an hour, and they just don't realize it's going that fast."

Given the risks, it is best to wait for police to respond to the crash. "If you're off the roadway, don't attempt to cross an interstate highway," he said. "It's just too dangerous. Wait for law enforcement. Wait until the roadway is closed. Wait until someone can stop traffic."

For additional tips about what to do following a car accident, please check out our prior posts.

Source: Sun Sentinel

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