As reported in a recent article in the Washington Post, a young woman escaped from her overturned vehicle onto the Interstate, only to be killed by another car while sitting on the highway. According to witnesses, she escaped from her overturned car and sat down in a traffic lane. She was hit by another car and died at the scene.
Earlier this year, a man was killed while stopping on Interstate 495 when he and his companion stopped on the road shoulder so they could trade seats. According to a state police official at the accident site, “There is no safe parking spot on the interstate. It is a very dangerous place to be.” Police emphasized that motorists should never stop on any highway and get out of their vehicles unless there is a dire emergency.
According to the teen driving guide for KidsHealth.org, “In 2005 alone, there were more than 6.1 million police-reported traffic crashes in the United States. Combine those with the number of incidents that aren’t reported to the police and it adds up to a lot of collisions.” KidsHealth.org provides common-sense driving information directed at teen drivers but useful for anyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle. Following is a brief summary of the suggested guidelines:
What to Do After an Auto Accident:
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