According to an AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety report, road debris caused more than 200,000 crashes from 2011 through 2014, injuring more than 40,000 motorists and 500 deaths
Road debris accidents are caused when drivers swerve out of the way to avoid hitting debris, while others result from striking debris. Both scenarios can lead to chain reactions involving more drivers, resulting in even more collisions.
Of course, drivers have a responsibility to secure their loads and maintain their vehicle. However, some motorists do not take the necessary precautions which puts all motorists at risk.
As a rule, drivers are well advised to drive defensively, scanning the road ahead for potential problems. Allowing enough distance between you and the next car can provide time and space to react if there is an obstacle along the road.
Injured By Unsecured Load Road Debris Car Accident?
Contact Quad Cities Car and Truck Accident Attorneys For Help
Road debris is a very dangerous problem for motorists that is only getting worse. Raising awareness is an important step in preventing road debris crashes. If you have been injured in an Iowa or Illinois car accident caused by road debris from an unsecured load, contact the Quad Cities personal injury lawyers of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC for immediate assistance.