The catastrophic consequence of red light runners

On Behalf of | May 27, 2021 | Car Accidents |

If you suffered injuries due to an accident at a red light, it may have been the fault of a red light runner. Reckless drivers frequently cause accidents at intersections.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a 2019 survey exposed that while 86% of drivers recognize the dangers of speeding through a red light, about 31% reported doing it in the past 30 days.

Who are red light runners?

Red light running includes any time that a vehicle enters an intersection when the light turns red. This does not apply to those who happen to be in the intersection when the light changes. If the other driver fails to come to a stop before making a legal turn, this is also a violation.

As of 2019, younger male drivers tended to be the most likely to cause an intersection accident. Speeding, drinking and a history of drunk driving may all factor into those who have a higher likelihood of crashing into your motor vehicle.

How dangerous is red light running?

In the U.S., running a red light costs hundreds of lives and injuries tens of thousands of people per year. In 2019, there were 846 people killed at an intersection. The majority of those killed were pedestrians and bicyclists. When a red light runner leaves your car in a twisted mess, you have a right to compensation. An intersection crash can result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, fractures, burns and spinal cord injuries.

When you suffer devastating injuries, you should hold the reckless driver accountable.

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