A man crashed on Interstate 295 when an SUV and Acura ran into one another. They were traveling in the same direction. The crash caused the SUV to flip on the highway.
However, as the driver of the Acura was taken to get medical treatment, the driver of the SUV just got out of his vehicle and went to stand by the side of the road. He was fine.
Another man, who was 46 years old, watched the crash. He stopped to assist, getting out of his car to go talk to the man from the SUV.
The accident happened while it was dark, and police had not yet arrived at the scene. Moreover, the lights on the SUV were off.
That’s why another man in a 2003 Toyota Tundra didn’t see the flipped SUV until the last second. He came up on the accident scene, driving in the left lane with a semitruck in the right lane.
When he finally saw the SUV, he couldn’t swerve to the right because of the semi. Instead, he pulled over to the left, right toward the median where the other two men were standing in the dark.
The pickup driver reportedly did try not to hit them, but he couldn’t avoid them in the sudden crash. He hit both men. The 46-year-old who had stopped to help was injured and taken to a medical center. The man from the SUV, who had just gotten out of the first crash with no injuries, was killed.
This story shows just how chaotic an accident scene can get, and accidents sometimes spawn secondary crashes. Those who are injured and the families of those who are killed must know if they have a right to financial compensation.
Source: CBS, “Driver, who survived I-295 crash, killed standing near road,” Scott Wise, Oct. 24, 2017