Each year, approximately 2 million accidents occur at U.S. intersections. These accidents result in 700,000 injuries and 8,000 traffic deaths. Many of these deaths occur when a driver runs a red light.
Every kindergartener knows that a red light means "stop"! Yet, drivers continue to risk death and injury by running red lights. Why?
Many Boca Raton red light accidents occur because the driver is in a hurry or is running late. The light is yellow when the driver approaches the intersection. Instead of slowing down to stop, the driver speeds in an attempt to "beat the light." Unfortunately, the higher speed means he is more likely to cause serious injury if he crashes into another vehicle.
Here are some other common causes of red light accidents in Florida:
- Drivers who are frustrated with heavy traffic.
- Drivers who are tailgating and don't see the light change.
- Drivers who are distracted and don't notice the red light.
- Drivers under the influence.
All these causes have one thing in common, the word "driver." The driver makes the choice to answer to the phone, to "beat the light," to drink that beer, or to follow too closely. Drivers are the only cause of red light accidents.
Don't let a negligent driver get by with causing you injury. If you or a loved one has suffered any injuries from a red light accident in Boca Raton, you have the right to hold the driver who caused your crash accountable. Learn how a Florida injury lawsuit can help you get justice and compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. Please request your free copy of Boca Raton accident lawyer David Glatthorn's book, The Florida Accident Workbook: Tools, Tips & Tactics to Resolve Your Injury Claim.
To discuss your accident with a Boca Raton injury attorney, contact David Glatthorn at 866-413-5525. The initial consultation is always free.