Everyone likes to be proven right. Unfortunately, Florida wrong-way drivers keep doing it to/or me. Check out this story from Orlando Sentinel. A man with a Texas driver license was stopped on State Road 408 heading eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel. Luckily a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper was heading east in the proper lanes, and saw the wrong way driver. She tried to signal him to pull over or turn around but the wrong way driver ignored her. Eventually the Trooper turned around, caught up to the wrong way driver and pulled him over. She found him reeking of alcohol and began to question him. The driver allegedly admitted that he had consumed six beers while watching a football game at a downtown sports bar. The driver was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. Fortunately, this time nobody was injured – or killed. As I have written several times before, this story is altogether too common. In virtually every wrong way accident crash case I have ever handled, the driver has been impaired by alcohol or drugs. The tragedy is that these cases almost always often feature the very worst injuries or wrongful death because the result of the wrong way drivers’ decision-making is usually a head-on crash. It would be my hope that I am never right about these wrong way crashes again, but I doubt it. If you have been involved in a crash involving a wrong way driver, or driver that was impaired or intoxicated, we would be happy to answer any questions you have by providing you with a free consultation with an experienced attorney. Simply call Winter Park car accident attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...Read More »
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