Hit in a construction zone? Take steps to prevent future crashes

by | Jun 18, 2020 | car accidents

You love living in Bowling Green, but your area is also a major transportation hub with a lot of traffic. You have many large vehicles that travel through the area, and it’s always a little bit dangerous to be on the highway.

Since construction is taking place, you were traveling slower than usual. You had large trucks behind you, which worried you. Unfortunately, your concerns were valid, because the truck behind you didn’t slow or stop when you did for construction work ahead. As a result, you are now in the hospital following a serious collision.

Did you know that fatal crashes in work zones involve a large vehicle around 31% of the time? It’s not unrealistic to say that the construction zone you were in was one of the more dangerous places to be. The good news is that you may be able to prevent a crash in the future.

How can you prevent a serious crash like this in the future?

It’s always a good idea to review a few tips on how to prevent a serious crash in the future, even if you’ve already been hit in the past. Driving as safely as you can may help you avoid a crash moving forward, so remember to:

  • Always use your signals, so you can give others longer to notice how you plan to maneuver.
  • Be a defensive driver, and look for hazards and dangerous driving behaviors ahead of you.
  • Keep your vehicle well-maintained. Check your brakes and tires, so you know you can stop when you need to.

It’s not only up to you to stay safe on the roads, but by doing your part, you can help minimize the risk to yourself and nearby drivers.