Weekly Wrong-way Collision for January 14, 2011

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Once again it's wrong-way day here at the Lombardi Law Firm. I've picked up on many more wrong-way drivers and collisions from around the nation. Today we post as many of those news stories as we are able to find. At the end of the post in the footer you'll find a list of all the reasons, causes, safety recommendations and avoidance ideas that I've come up with after spending the last several years following these collisions. Of course the number one reason is alcohol related driving. Impaired driving is the number one cause.

7+ years for wrong-way driver in SD deputy death
San Francisco Chronicle
A wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the drunken driving death of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in ...
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Northport's Own 'Wrong-Way Driver'
Patch
... 45, of Woody Lane, Northport was arrested early Sunday morning after police observed her driving the wrong way down Union Street off of Main Street. ...
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West Babylon man facing wrong-way DWI charges
Newsday
7, 2011) Suffolk County police arrested another wrong-way drunken driver after the West Babylon man turned into oncoming traffic on Route 109 in West ...
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Newsday

 

Wrong way on the highway
iNews880.com
This after a driver made the mistake of offering a ride to a person he didn't know early Friday morning. They were heading from Edmonton to Lloydminster, ...
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Woman pleads guilty in wrong-way fatal DUI on Schuylkill
Delaware County Daily Times
Police found Lewis, still seated in the driver's seat of her silver Honda Accord, and noticed an odor of alcohol on her breath, according to the criminal ...
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Wrong-way driver sentenced in SD deputy death | San Francisco Examiner
By The Associated Press
A wrong-way driver who pleaded guilty to the drunken driving death of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy was sentenced Friday to more than seven years in prison. Jose Pedro Lopez Jasso, 23, received the sentence of seven years, ...
Examiner RSS - http://www.sfexaminer.com/feeds/all/rss.xml

ScottsdaleArizonaNews.com: Video: Wrong-Way Driver Gets Stuck in ...
By Pete Kosednar
Find breaking news, business, sports, traffic, weather, restaurants, health and events on Scottsdale Arizona News. Friday, January 7, 2011. Video: Wrong-Way Driver Gets Stuck in Scottsdale Road Construction Zone ...
ScottsdaleArizonaNews.com - http://www.scottsdalearizonanews.com/

The Two Malcontents » Open Borders:Drunk Mexican illegal alien ...
By Malcontent
SAN DIEGO - A drunken wrong-way driver who caused the death of a sheriff's deputy who tried to stop him was sentenced Friday to seven years and eight months in prison, a term some of the deputy's supporters said was too low. ...
The Two Malcontents - http://www.the-two-malcontents.com/

Criminal Justice Online: Sheriff Bill Gore's Statement on the ...
By Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)
Today, the drunk and wrong-way driver, Jose Lopez Jasso was sentenced to 7 years and 8 months in prison. This closes a chapter in the quest for justice, but the pain endures for the fiancée, brother and sister of Deputy Collier. ...
Criminal Justice Online - http://criminal-justice-online.blogspot.com/

Just An Artist: Life Little Amusements.....
By Supi
This car at the mall was driving down the wrong way. There is one of these dirt filled end cap island that once held the promise of beauty of a tree and grass. The wrong way driver goes up and over the end cap. ...
Just An Artist - http://soniaphillipsart.blogspot.com/

Today's TMJ4 - Local News - Video - Wrong Way Driver Charged
Mequon Hit-And-Run Driver in Court · Lawmakers Target Empty Schools ... Wrong Way Driver Charged. Copyright © 2011. © 2011, Journal Broadcast Group, ...
www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/112982049.html?...

Alleged Wrong Way OWI Driver & Illegal Immigrant May Be In Court Friday
Newsradio 620
By Tom Murray with Jay Sorgi MILWAUKEE - An alleged wrong way drunk driver accused of killing a 34-year-old mother is out of the hospital and could make his ...
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New system to catch wrong-way drivers
abc13.com
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Harris County Toll Road Authority is improving the way it catches and stops wrong-way drivers. It's a move that will continue saving ...
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Wrong-Way Trailer Strikes Truck, Shuts Down K-10
KMBC Kansas City
The drivers of both vehicles were taken to a hospital, with the driver of the Chevy suffering serious injuries, the highway patrol said. ...
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Rice Urges Action on Wrong-way Crashes
Long Island Press
... dozen wrong-way drunken-driving arrests in recent months on Long Island-including a case in November in which an alleged drunk driver killed an off ...
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Cops: Impaired driver hit two parked cars
Newsday
15, when off-duty NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, 35, of North Babylon, was killed by an alleged wrong-way drunken driver on the Northern State Parkway in Dix ...
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Rude L-plater in low-speed cop chase
The Border Mail
A 54-year-old L-plate driver will face court next month after going around a roundabout the wrong way at least six times and leading police on a ...
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Crime Report: Man Arrested for Menacing and a Wrong-Way Driver ...
Partly cloudy skies early followed by periods of snow showers late. Low 29F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph.
Bellmore, New York LocalSpur... - http://bellmore.localspur.com/

Wrong Way Driver Charged
Today's TMJ4
He said he does not have a driver's license, and knows he is not allowed behind the wheel. He also said he had been ticketed twice before by Milwaukee ...
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State Troopers Reel In Wrong Way Driver On I-75
WNEM Saginaw
Michigan State Troopers from the Bay City post responded to a call of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning. Around 7:20 am, ...
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Wrong-way driver dies in Hwy 11 collision
CottageCountryNow.ca
The lone driver of the Dodge Caravan, 46-year-old John McDonnell of Orillia, succumbed to his injuries. The lone driver of the tractor-trailer, ...
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Holiday DUI crackdown nets 145 arrests in Tri-Cities
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
28 wrong-way collision on Interstate 82 that killed three people. Investigators still are waiting on toxicology test results on the wrong-way driver, ...
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Woman killed driving wrong way on I-95
WIS
The driver struck another vehicle head-on and was killed in the collision. Florence County Coroner Bubba Matthews has identified the woman as 93-year-old ...
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Prisons welcome donations of textbooks, leisure reading
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The car was facing the wrong way in a one-way aisle. No one was in the driver's seat, but a woman sitting in the back next to a baby in a car seat got out. ...
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High speed chase down I-280, ends in crash
cbs4qc.com
A Davenport driver is in serious trouble Wednesday night after leading police on a high speed chase down Interstate 280. Officers said they tried to arrest ...
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NYPD Crackdown on Brooklyn Cyclists Who Don't Signal Turns
Gothamist
I've been a driver, a pedestrian, and a cyclist. Cyclists are the most law-abiding, the safest, and so on, even when they're breaking the laws And i also ...
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Video: Taxi Driver goes the wrong way on a busy Chinese Highway ...
Read the Video: Taxi Driver goes the wrong way on a busy Chinese Highway (2011) blog post, comment and join the discussion in InternetAutoGuide's auto blog.
Internetautoguide Blogs - http://blogs.internetautoguide.com/

41-year-old OWI Driver Charged With Vehicle Homicide While Going ...
By H. Nelson Goodson
Intoxicated undocumented driver had prior convictions of driving without a driver's license in Wisconsin By H. Nelson Goodson January 5, 2011. Milwaukee - On Wednesday, Leopoldo R. Salas-Gayton, 41, was charged in Milwaukee County ...
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. - http://hispanicnewsnetwork.blogspot.com/

Wrong Way Driver Charged | WISCONSINews
By WTMJ-AM Milwaukee
The man who drove the wrong way on New Year's Day at 7:15 AM was charged Wednesday.
WISCONSINews - http://winews.us/

Wrong way Roanoke driver indicted on new charge
WSLS.com
The second accident sent the other driver to the hospital, court records claim. Court papers also show police believe Sheetz might have been drinking before ...
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NY prosecutor urges action on wrong-way crashes
Wall Street Journal
In most of the wrong-way cases, drivers are suspected of being drunk or under the influence of drugs. In one case in November, an off-duty New York City ...
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Man killed by jeep travelling wrong way
Warwick Courier
The Jeep was in collision with a blue Rover whose driver died at the scene, according to Kent Police. A force spokesman said: "Initial reports suggest a red ...
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NY Prosecutor Urges Action On Wrong-Way Crashes - CBS New York
By Nathan Frandino
"We cannot prosecute that drunk driver for driving the wrong way on a limited access highway or two-way street because the law doesn't allow us to so that has to be amended," Rice said. ...
CBS New York - News, Sports,... - http://newyork.cbslocal.com/

Website aims for fewer fatalities on roads | ScrippsNews
By SHNS
Kirsty Kilpela, 16, of Eveleth, is the lone 2010 victim; her death came on Oct. 7 after a wrong-way driver struck a truck being driven by her sister, the family wrote. Kelsey Kjos died an unlikely death. Forever, her family wrote, ...
ScrippsNews - News, national,... - http://www.scrippsnews.com/taxonomy/term/61+201+177+170+160+178+168+176/0

Young Ambulance Driver Discusses Wrong-Way Crash - Albuquerque ...
SANTA FE, N.M. -- The survivor of a deadly wrong-way crash near Santa Fe said she's happy to be alive after the 100 mph collision. Monday, January 3, 2011.
Albuquerque, New Mexico LocalSpur... - http://albuquerque.localspur.com/

UPDATE: Wrong way driver causes deadly crash - CBS 21 News ...
A four-vehicle accident took the life of one motorist on 283 Westbound in Lancaster County.
www.whptv.com/.../1XzOsPFAPEi33EwGFDJx2Q.cspx

Wrong-way driver was an adult escort
In a cruel irony for a driver who was allegedly exceeding 100 miles per hour headed the wrong way on the highway, Olivia Secrets describes herself on the ...
www.sfreporter.com/blog-2598-wrong-way-driver-was-an-ad...

Wrongway driver arrested on suspicion attempting to evade police
Abilene Reporter-News
By Jaime Adame A woman driving the wrong direction on the Winters Freeway for at least three miles Sunday night finally stopped after her SUV ran over ...
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Mims woman dies after car struck by wrong-way driver Thursday night
Orlando Sentinel
By Audrea Huff, OrlandoSentinel.com A Mims woman who was critically injured in a wrong-way crash Thursday night has died, authorities said today. ...
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Driver in Deadly Wrong Way Crash Identified
Today's TMJ4
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department identified the motorist accused of driving the wrong way down a freeway and causing a collision ...
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Alleged Wrong-Way Driver Arrested for DWI in Brentwood
Long Island Press
... early Sunday when a Suffolk County police officer allegedly observed the man driving his vehicle the wrong way on Wheeler Road in Central Islip. ...
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'Wrong way' road crash man dead
BBC News
A force spokesman said: "Initial reports suggest a red Jeep was travelling the wrong way along the dual carriageway when it collided with a blue Rover ...
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Milwaukee woman killed in wrong-way crash on I-94 West
FOX6Now.com Milwaukee
Police say the driver of the vehicle headed the wrong way is 41-year-old Leopoldo R. Salas Gaytan. Gaytan received serious injuries and is currently ...
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Mims woman dies of injuries after crash
Florida Today
A 25-year-old Mims woman has died from injuries suffered in a crash with a wrong-way driver on North Courtenay Parkway on Merritt Island, ...
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Wrong-way driver causes fatal Milwaukee collision « WRJC Radio ...
By WRJC
Wrong-way driver causes fatal Milwaukee collision. MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee authorities say a motorist drove the wrong way down a freeway, causing a collision that left one woman dead. The sheriff's department says the driver was ...
WRJC Radio - Mauston, Juneau... - http://www.wrjc.com/

News brief: Rochester woman escapes head-on highway wreck with ...
By adminsharyn
Jessica J. Rios, 23, of Rochester, and Miguel Salinas, 31, of Lakewood, were traveling in this 1998 GMC pickup on state Route 512 when it was hit by a wrong- way driver on New Year's Day morning. By Sharyn L. Decker ...
Lewis County Sirens - http://www.lewiscountysirens.com/

Wrong way Roanoke driver indicted on new charge
WSLS.com
By Scott Leamon A Roanoke grand jury indicted Kevin Sheetz for failing to stop to report one of the accidents police claim he caused after driving the wrong ...
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Rice: LI needs help on wrong-way crashes
Newsday
15, when off-duty NYPD Officer Andre Menzies, 35, of North Babylon, was killed by an accused wrong-way drunken driver on the Northern State Parkway in Dix ...
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Newsday

NY prosecutor urges action on wrong-way crashes
Wall Street Journal
In one case in November, an off-duty New York City police officer was killed by an alleged drunk driver going the wrong direction on the Northern State ...
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Police: grandmother, grandson party hearty
Boston Herald
Barely an hour into the new year, Lt. Stan Pinson saw the car headed the wrong way in the northeast-bound lanes of divided Highway 79 northeast of Paris. ...
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Wrong Way Driver Charged
Today's TMJ4
By Heather Shannon MILWAUKEE - The man who drove the wrong way on New Year's Day at 7:15 am was charged Wednesday. Leopoldo Salas Gaytan, 41, of Milwaukee, ...
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State Troopers Reel In Wrong Way Driver On I-75
WNEM Saginaw
Michigan State Troopers from the Bay City post responded to a call of a wrong-way driver on Interstate 75 early Wednesday morning. Around 7:20 am, ...
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Wrong-way driver dies in Hwy 11 collision
CottageCountryNow.ca
It is unclear how the Caravan gained access to the highway in the wrong direction. Police have thus far refrained from commenting. The lone driver of the ...
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Woman killed driving wrong way on I-95
WIS
The second driver involved was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. It is unknown at this time how McKay ended up driving down the wrong ...
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Prisons welcome donations of textbooks, leisure reading
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
The car was facing the wrong way in a one-way aisle. No one was in the driver's seat, but a woman sitting in the back next to a baby in a car seat got out. ...
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High speed chase down I-280, ends in crash
cbs4qc.com
They said he ended up driving on the wrong side of the road with a 6-year-old boy in the backseat. "He cut the median was going the wrong way on the ...
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Techie thrashed by Merc driver
Times of India
The Mercedes driver allegedly tried overtaking Deepak's WagonR from the wrong side at first and then beat him up when he didn't make way. ...
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