According to local police officers, a severe car accident in Greenville on Interstate 85 and Interstate 395 interchanges caused quite the backup for commuters in the area. The traffic accident ended up taking the life of one motorist. Officers and reconstruction teams are still investigating the wreck to figure out what exactly happened.
According to FOX Carolina, the accident happened on the southbound lanes of Interstate 385 near Interstate 85 at roughly 1:30 p.m. Traffic was rerouted for the remainder of the day.
Our Greenville car accident attorneys understand that Interstates are a dangerous place to travel. Every day, there are car accidents along these roadways, many near busy interchanges and interstate ramps. An Interstate interchange is a road junction that usually uses grade separation and one or more ramps to allow traffic on at least one roadway to pass through the area without having to directly cross the flow of other traffic. Drivers are urged to be cautious when traveling through these areas as the high speed makes the extremely susceptible for serious, if not fatal, accidents. Traffic flows quickly in all directions and can be overwhelming to some drivers if they’re not prepared and cautious.
To help motorists to ensure a safe trip along the Interstate and through the busy interchanges, our Greenville car accident lawyers are here to offer you some beneficial safety tips. Review these tips with your loved ones to help to make sure that everyone is safe during their travels along the Interstate.
Interstate Safety Tips:
-When entering traffic on an interstate using an on-ramp, be sure to slowly accelerate your speed to match the traffic that you will be joining. You never want to enter traffic at a reduced speed and throw off traffic flow. This is dangerous.
-When entering lanes of traffic, be sure to put on your traffic signal to alert other motorists of your intended maneuvers.
-Know when you’re desired exit is approaching. Know and act ahead of time.
-Get into the correct lane of traffic with plenty of time to spare. You don’t want to have to cut through traffic at the last moment.
-If you have an emergency and need to pull over, be sure to pull completely off the road.
-Abide by posted speed limit signs. Never exceed the limit or travel beneath it. Stay with the steady, legal flow of traffic.
-Be sure to curb all of the distractions in your vehicle. Driving on the Interstate requires your full attention. Distractions only steal your attention from the roadway and increase your risks of an accident.
-Be cautious and courteous of other vehicles. It’s not a race or a competition. Let’s all do our part to make sure that everyone gets to where they’re going safely.
-Slow it down in shoddy weather conditions. Posted speed limits are for ideal, dry weather conditions. If you travel more than 20 miles per hour under the speed limit, throw on your hazard lights so that other motorists can see you more easily.
If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed in a car accident in the Greenville or elsewhere throughout the Carolinas, contact the Lee Law Offices, P.A. for a free consultation. Call 1-800-887-1965 to speak with a traffic accident attorney today.
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