Wrong way driving is a mistake that anyone can make out on the road. Nevertheless, when you have been drinking and driving, you increase your chances of going the wrong way on the road and causing a crash as the result.
A suspected drunk driver went the wrong way on Interstate 5 and ended up hitting two cars in the process, according to a story from San Diego 6 News. Several personal injuries were caused in the collision, which occurred towards the tail-end of the Memorial Day Holiday.
Suspected drunk driver goes the wrong way on I-5, hits two cars in the process.
The accident happened in Otay Mesa, near the international border at about 10:00 p.m. on May 31, 2010. I-5 southbound lanes near Palm Avenue were closed down for several hours as authorities tried assess what exactly happened.
An investigation by San Diego police revealed that the driver of a white Ford Explorer started going the wrong way on the freeway, traveling north in the southbound lanes of I-5 and hitting at least two cars in the process.
Each car was hit separately, one north of Palm Avenue and the other just a few clicks south. A handful of people were injured in the midst of the chaos, but authorities have stated that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening.
When police arrived on the scene, they took the driver of the Ford Explorer into custody for suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, as well as several other charges.
What should you do if someone traveling the wrong way towards you and your car? The best thing technique is to flash your high beams and try to get their attention. Regardless of if they see you or not, pull over to a safe spot on the side of the road immediately. You may be able to avoid a terrible accident if you clear a pathway for the driver.
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