Rollover Crash on Interstate 75 in Hillsborough County, Florida Leads to Charges
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, GA- Wfla.com writes that police charged a man with careless driving after the 33-year-old caused a severe crash that stalled traffic for hours on Interstate 75.*
Police originally referred to the incident as a “serious” crash involving a vehicle rollover. According to later reports, a man operating a sedan tried to pass a vehicle that was towing a utility trailer. The driver in the smaller car struck the rear of the trailer, causing the other vehicle to jackknife before rolling onto its side.
The 33-year-old in the sedan then veered onto the median and struck a No U-Turn Sign. Images taken from the scene of the accident show the sedan with severe damage on its front sitting on top of the sign and another vehicle resting on its side in the left lane.
Reports do not indicate whether anyone suffered injuries in the crash.
Most car crashes are the result of human error. One study indicated that about 90 to 93 percent of crashes are at least partially the result of human errors. The most common ways that people cause car crashes include speeding, distracted driving, drunk driving, reckless driving, driving when the weather makes the roads unsafe, failing to stop at a traffic signal and driving at night when visibility is poor.
While weather and low visibility after dark are outside of any driver’s control, people can reduce the risk of driving in these conditions by traveling at a slower speed and staying alert. In some instances, the smartest move a driver can make is not to drive until the road conditions improve.
Even in perfect driving conditions, traffic may warrant slowing down and being patient. By speeding and driving aggressively, people can put everyone on the road at risk.
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Sources:https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/find-out-what-are-the-leading-causes-for-most-car-accidents-1027930348 and http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog/2013/12/human-error-cause-vehicle-crashes and https://www.wfla.com/news/traffic/rollover-crash-blocks-southbound-traffic-on-i-75-near-gibsonton-drive/
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