The brain injury auto accident attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. are reporting a severe Lowell car accident that took place on Alden Nash Avenue near Emery Drive, leaving four people hurt. The accident took place in the p.m. hours with reports showing cause of the accident due to weather-related conditions. According to police, the driver of a pickup truck lost control of her vehicle and flipped on its side. The truck then slid on its side into oncoming traffic and hit a vehicle driving southbound on Alden Nash Avenue. The driver of the pickup truck suffers possible head injuries. The driver of the other vehicle suffers a concussion and a broken right ankle. In addition to both drivers, two passengers suffered injuries. Their injuries included broken wrists, dislocated hips and broken hip, concussion, and laceration on the head.
I am very sorry to hear about this accident. I hope all four injured auto accident victims have a fast recovery without any permanent damage.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, on average, there are over 6,301,000 vehicle crashes each year. Twenty-four percent of those crashes – approximately 1,511,000 – are weather related. Weather-related crashes are defined as those crashes that occur in adverse weather (i.e. rain, sleet, snow, and/or fog) or on slick pavement (i.e., wet pavement, snowy/slushy pavement, or icy pavement). On average, 7,130 people are killed and over 629,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year.
In addition, the vast majority of most weather-related crashes happen on wet pavement and during rainfall: Seventy-five (75) percent on wet pavement and forty-seven (47) percent during rainfall. A much smaller percentage of weather-related crashes occur during winter conditions: Fifteen (15) percent of crashes happen during snow or sleet, thirteen (13) percent occur on icy pavement and eleven (11) percent of weather-related crashes take place on snowy or slushy pavement. Only three (3) percent happen in the presence of fog. (more…)Google+