Traffic accidents are an everyday occurrence across the nation, with some being more horrific than others. While they can be hard to read about, there may be some lessons to learn from them, even if it is simply to remember that you cannot trust other drivers on the road to operate their vehicles responsibly.
On May 14, 1988, a church youth group was on their way home from a day at a local amusement park packed inside of a bus. Unbeknownst to them, a black pickup drove onto the freeway—but going in the wrong direction.
This accident was caused by to the driver being under the influence of alcohol at the time. The head-on collision caused the bus to be engulfed in flames. The impact also caused the primary door of the bus to no longer function. As a result, twenty-seven of the sixty-six youth-group members died. The driver of the truck survived and received sixteen years in prison.
On July 4, 1998, a family of six jumped into their car so that they could go to the Independence Day fair that was taking place. On the way to the fair, the driver somehow lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a tractor-trailer in a head-on collision. Everyone that was involved in the accident passed away. The lone survivor of the family was a three-year-old girl who was left behind due to a lack of room in the vehicle.
On February 22, 2000, there was a sudden and drastic drop in temperature one day in Virginia, which caused a terrible snowstorm and whiteout on Interstate 95. In one area, there were 117 vehicles involved in a pileup that resulted in injuries to thirty-one people and the death of one person.
Although it can be difficult determining just which car accidents are the worst, it’s easy to say that many didn’t have to happen. If you have been injured in a traffic accident that was someone else’s fault, the lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates may be able to help. Call us toll-free at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form on our website to arrange a time for a free consultation.