Dangerous Jeffersonville Intersection Sees Another Fatal Crash
- Indiana has a large number of intersections where accidents occur with alarming frequency.
- In Jeffersonville, the intersection of Spring Street and Eastern Boulevard recently took the lives of two people.
- Drivers are encouraged to learn the most common causes of intersection-related crashes and accidents and identify what they can do to prevent them.
- Wagner Reese has handled a large number of significant injury cases that occur at dangerous intersections.
Residents Say Jeffersonville Intersection Remains Common Crash Site
According to Jeffersonville Police, a man and a woman recently died in an early morning motorcycle crash near the intersection of Spring Street and Eastern Boulevard in Jeffersonville.
As crash investigators begin their review, they were able to collect video surveillance from a nearby business that captured what appeared to be the moment the yellow motorcycle passed through the intersection. The bike was found several hours later on the side of a home after it knocked over a chain-link fence and damaged a front porch.
Local residents say crashes at this location have become all too common, citing speeding cars, drivers not paying attention, and also those who follow other vehicles too closely causing rear-end collisions.
While the investigation is still pending, we will keep a close eye on police reports. Wagner Reese’s legal team is thinking of the families of this driver and his passenger and hope to find out more information on what happened soon.
10 Ways to Safely Navigate a Dangerous Intersection
Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials have identified dangerous intersections as having heavy traffic congestion, poor signage and street lighting, discontinuous sidewalks, or roads that meet in an area with aggressive and speeding drivers, bicyclists and pedestrian foot traffic.
Once drivers become more aware of the streets they are driving and follow these intersection safe driving tips, the occurrence of accidents may lessen.
- When traveling into an intersection check for stop lights, signs, turning lanes, one-way signs, construction signs, pedestrians, crosswalks, and bicycle lanes.
- Never change lanes in the middle of an intersection. Not only is it illegal, but it is very dangerous.
- Know your “blind spots” but also those of the other drivers.
- Make your intentions clear to other drivers by always using your turn signal.
- Pay attention to brake lights and allow for plenty of space behind the vehicle in front of you.
- When stopping at an intersection, stop at the painted line or behind the curb. Stay in place.
- If a traffic light is out, the right of way goes to the driver who reaches the intersection first and proceeds to each driver to the right in succession. If you are confused, let the other driver go first.
- If you are following another car at a stop sign, wait two seconds after they have proceeded to begin accelerating. Do this to prevent a rear-end collision accident in the event that they stop suddenly.
- Never intentionally run or coast through a stop sign, even if it appears that there is no one else entering the intersection.
- Never text and drive, don’t speed or drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and always buckle up.
In the end, we all must be more cautious drivers and become familiar with the accident risk areas known in our community.
Many Intersection Crashes Are Inevitable, Talk to a Lawyer
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