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Wrong Way Crashes on the Rise in Houston

Posted by Jeff McCarthy | Apr 15, 2017 | 0 Comments


With Changing traffic patterns and new roads being built every year in Houston, there has been a rise in wrong way crashes on many Houston roads.

Three Killed in Early Morning Crash on Hardy Toll Road

Woman Spotted Driving Wrong Way on Eastex Freeway

Video-Wrong Way Driver Crashes On West Loop

Harris County has implemented a Wrong-Way alert system. However, even that has been known to fail.

Wrong-way alert System on Westpark Tollway Failed 

When driving at all times; "Use a good defensive driving strategy. Keep your head on a swivel. Be aware of your surroundings, if you see anything unusual, slow, brake, get off to the side try to avoid any type of collision," advises Accident Investigator Leo Anders of the Harris County Sheriff's Office. 

If you encounter a wrong way driver

1) Avoid it; get over as quickly as you can, safely but you must move over quickly

2) Flash the headlights and honk your horn; do what you can to alert the wrong way driver

3) Call 911 as soon as you can safely

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Jeff McCarthy

Service has been my cornerstone as a Soldier, Leader and Lawyer.  I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to serve my County as a Captain in the United States Army, my community as a Prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office and my Clients as a champion for their rights...


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