CONSTRUCTION ZONE AUTO ACCIDENTS INCREASED IN SACRAMENTO
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 5:10 am
Interstate 80 in Sacramento Construction Zone Created Huge Increases in Accident Injuries
It seems these days that our highways are in a constant state of construction or repair. When this happens it presents a traffic hazard that creates more car accidents in those construction areas. While it is important to make the highways safer for autos, the time in which these road are under construction present a real challenge for increased car and truck accidents. This is also coupled with an increase in construction worker hazards that can put their lives at risk.
A good example of how this can be a real problem is the Interstate 80 Construction Zone in Sacramento. Once the construction started and traffic lanes were diverted or narrowed, traffic accidents tripled, according to California Highway Patrol accident data. That section of road construction zone in Sacramento saw a 300% increase in car and truck accidents.
Caltrans was surprised by the large increase in accidents at the construction zone and soon after posted reduced speed limits in an effort to reduce traffic accidents in that area. The strange configuration of these temporary construction lanes had drivers very confused. Many of the car accidents in the construction zone were rear-end crashes that resulted in minor to major whiplash crash injuries. Other car accidents that occurred in the construction zone involved motorcycle accidents, roll-over crashes and various rear-ending accidents.
Regardless of all the safety measures that Caltrans installed, drivers still end up speeding or do not pay attention to traffic slow downs. This results in many accident injuries in these construction zones in the Sacramento area. Many innocent car accident victims fall prey to these impatient and careless drivers.
If you are a victim of a careless driver the car accident attorneys at the Tiemann Law Firm can help you fight for just compensation. Negligent drivers that cause accidents and hurt others need to be held accountable for their actions. Our auto accident lawyer can handle all the complicated legal steps to get you the compensation you deserve!
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