Wrong-Way Crash on I-480, Both Drivers May Face Charges
Charges may be on the way for both drivers involved in a wrong-way crash on I-480. Police say both drivers are suspected of driving drunk.
In most wrong-way driving cases, motorists have little opportunity to react. This is why authorities say it is critical to be aware of your surroundings and keep your attention on the roadway, constantly looking ahead for potential problems.
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According to official reports, the two vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lanes of Interstate 480 near Martha Street early Saturday morning.
Police say both men were wearing seatbelts and both showed signs of alcohol impairment.
One man was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with a concussion, cuts and scrapes. The other reportedly refused treatment.
As a result of the early morning accident, parts of I-480 were closed for about an hour.
Reacting to Wrong-Way Drivers
Whenever you drive you should be prepared for the unexpected. Officers say this is why drivers should pay attention to the road and avoid driving distractions.
Look for these clues — some are more obvious than others — that will let you know you’re going the wrong way.
- Cars parked facing the opposite direction
- Signage facing the opposite direction
- Traffic coming at you
- Signs that say Do Not Enter or One Way
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