Wrong-Way Driver On I-30 Causes Two Crashes, Police Chase
A wrong-way driver caused two accidents to happen on I-30 in Fort Worth. WFAA explains the situation.
According to the report, the suspect drove a pickup the wrong way down I-30 near Hulen Street. Police were chasing the vehicle to stop it, but the driver crashed head-on into another vehicle.
Four miles earlier, an officer involved in the chase got into a crash near South Cherry Lane. Both sides of the interstate had to be closed while police investigated.
No mention was made of any injuries or fatalities in the report.
Wrong way crashes are most often caused by intoxication. Most roadways have large signs and road markings to warn people they are traveling the wrong way, especially for interstates. Intoxication confuses people and can cause a wrong-way accident.
Age is another consideration. Cognitive or visual decline can make elderly people think they are going the right way when they’re really putting everyone in significant danger. This is one reason vision tests can be mandatory for a driver’s license renewal once you reach a certain age.
If you ever do accidentally find yourself going the wrong way, pull over as soon as you can. Head-on collisions are among the most deadly of accidents, and wrong-way driving is one of the surest ways to make one happen.