Car Accidents | Blogs by Steven Titus & Associates, P.C.
Warm weather comes with a boost in motorcycle traffic throughout Wyoming as riders get out and enjoy the open air. Generally, Wyoming’s summer would be filled with motorcycle riders, especially come August when riders would travel along I-90 to the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota. While it is unclear if COVID-19 restrictions will keep the event from taking place this year, residents of northeastern Wyoming should still be aware of how to drive around motorcyclists and avoid potentially deadly accidents.
We have all heard the age-old saying that we are more likely to get into a car accident near our home, but why is that? We would assume that unfamiliar roads would be the most likely environment for a car accident and that we would be more attentive in our own neighborhoods. Well, we have done a deep dive into the statistics behind this old saying to determine if it still holds up.
Horseback riding a classic pastime in Wyoming and has played an important role in our state’s history and growth. It’s not uncommon to see riders along rural roads or even riding through town on your daily commute. But even for native residents of Wyoming, the rules of the riding on the roads may not be fully clear. Should riders be on paved roads? Do drivers need to yield to horses?
Spring break is a popular time to get away from it all with a road trip, especially for travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Wyoming. On its own, Yellowstone National Park is one of the most trafficked destinations in the entire United States. However, despite the decline of winter, the spring roads in Wyoming can be hazardous for a number of reasons.
As a truck driver, the last thing you want is to be involved in an accident. Not only are they costly, but they are also potentially catastrophic regarding your ability to earn a living, and to the lives of others sharing the roadways. Avoiding collisions should always be a primary concern when operating a commercial truck, big rig or semi, as these vehicles are extremely dangerous when out of control.
Almost everyone, at one point or another, convinces themselves that a “quick trip” will be safe, and there is no need to wear a seatbelt. Unfortunately, this is a big mistake.
Walking is a healthy, economical, eco-friendly form of transportation, but not always safe for the walkers. On October 10, 2019, a 22-year-old woman was fatally injured while crossing the street at the intersection of 36th Street and Burlingame Avenue in Wyoming, Michigan.
Two cars collided in the intersection and one of them spun out of control, hitting Catherine Fenner at approximately 6:34 p.m. Ms. Fenner was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died from her injuries. The cause of the crash was still under investigation at the time of the report.
Fall is here, and along with it, comes rain and slick roads. Driving safely during rainy weather takes a different skill set, which, unfortunately, not all drivers have. During heavy rain, the risk of a serious or deadly accident increases dramatically. Even if you are a careful driver, you can’t control the actions of other drivers who are sharing the streets, roads, or highways.
During the fall months, driving becomes more hazardous. Rainstorms, wind events, and flooding can affect driving conditions. The risk of a vehicle accident increases in bad weather. Leaves accumulate on the streets and roads, a danger to cyclists, and fallen leaves may cover road markings. School is in – and many more drivers are transporting their children to and from school, slowing traffic.
Wyoming roadways are becoming more dangerous, with the number of fatal accidents on a sharp increase, as reported by the Buffalo Bulletin. The number of highway deaths has almost doubled in a single year – the question is, why?
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