Thursday is Wrong-way Driver and Accident Day – February 18, 2011

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As the title says today is Wrong-Way Accident Thursday (February 18, 2011) and we bring you the latest news stories about the wrong-way collisions around the nation and from around the world. 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.

Elderly wrong-way driver causes freeway pileup
An 83-year-old wrong-way driver caused a four-vehicle pileup that closed northbound lanes of Interstate 5 for about two hours Friday, the California Highway ...
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University of Utah track team bus slammed by wrong way driver on I-84
"He was doing a flip-flop over the median and I just reacted, put on the brakes and tried to swerve out of the way," bus driver Dennis Woodbery said. ...
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Wrong-Way Driver Going Up To 90MPH On I-5 Hits Gas Truck
KGTV San Diego
The driver of the wrong-way 2007 Ford F-150 was identified as 83-year-old Clarence Kinney. "The elderly gentleman hit the concrete center divider. ...
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Woman killed after wrong-way crash
Police said a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into two other vehicles on I-394 this morning, killing a woman and injuring several other people. ...
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Wrong-Way Driver Led Cops on Chase
FOX 4 News
COM FORT WORTH - A North Texas driver ignored flashing lights and orders to pull over as he drove the wrong way for miles on several freeways for over a ...
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Area briefs: Wrong-way driver leads half-hour chase
Fort Worth Star Telegram
FORT WORTH -- A North Richland Hills man drove the wrong way for miles on two freeways for nearly a half-hour early Monday, even after spikes were used to ...
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Drunken driver suspected in wrong-way wreck
Police said that a suspected drunken driver went the wrong way on the road shortly before 9 pm and struck another SUV head-on. Two sets of traffic lights ...
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Flashing lights blink 'Wrong Way' in downtown Vancouver
The Columbian
Last year, in January, a wrong-way driver traveling east in the westbound lanes of Highway 14 was killed in a wreck that seriously injured a Camas woman. ...
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Wrong-way crash kills two
A 28-year-old wrong-way driver from Bloomington caused a predawn collision that killed him and the motorist he hit, according to California Highway Patrol ...
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Municipal Worker Blamed For Deadly Suburban Crash « CBS Chicago
By Adam Harrington
A passenger in one of the two vehicles struck by the wrong-way driver - identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office as Malikah Little, 32, of the 5600 block of South Sacramento Avenue - was killed, Illinois State Police ...
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I need to know What say you deported illegal Mexican returns to ...
By Editor
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. ...
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Wrong way driver killed in crash on south side
Fox 59
Police received reports of an erratic wrong way driver driving a teal 2000 Toyota Corolla going southbound in the northbound lanes of State Road 37 just ...
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Quick thinking cops stop wrong-way driver in Clarington
CLARINGTON -- Quick action by Durham police prevented disaster Thursday night, after a man began driving the wrong way on Hwy. 115 in Clarington. ...
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Wrong-Way Head-On Crash On I-395 Kills Driver
WPLG Miami
MIAMI -- A driver died Friday morning in a head-on collision that happened after a vehicle drove the wrong way on Interstate 395, according to the Florida ...
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Not-guilty plea in deadly wrong-way crash
Minutes before the collision, several motorists had called 911 to report a wrong-way driver in the carpool lane. Fragoso sustained major injuries, ...
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Wrong-way crash leaves 1 dead
7Online WSVN-TV
At this point, investigators are unsure which driver was headed in the wrong direction. The interstate had to be shut down for hours as crews worked to ...
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Fatal crash closes SR 37 for several hours
Indianapolis - Police say a wrong-way driver is responsible for a deadly crash that closed down a portion of State Road 37 on the south side Friday morning. ...
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Wrong-Way Crash on LIE Leads to Murder Indictment
Juan Cruz, 28, of Deer Park, stands accused in the September drunk driving crash after he drove for 12 miles the wrong way on the LIE, reaching speeds of ...
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Driver arrested after high speed chase across Eastside
At one point the driver was even going the wrong way on I-90. Deputies finally brought the chase to an end back in Bellevue when they put spike strips in ...
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Motorist with medical emergency travels wrong way on highway
Guelph Mercury
Police caught up to the driver on Highway 115, about 25 kilometres east of Oshawa, still travelling in the wrong lanes. Officers stopped traffic and as the ...
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Wrong-Way I-670 Driver Collides With Police Cruiser | WBNS-10TV ...
The damaged police cruiser. The other vehicle involved in the crash. Wrong-Way I -670 Driver Collides With Police Cruiser. Friday, February 11, 2011 1:56 AM. Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011 6:55 PM. WBNS-10TV. Video · Slideshow ...
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VIDEO: 83 Y.O. Drives Ford F-150 on the Opposite Side of the ...
By John @ Carscoop
The police reported that the 83 year-old driver of the F-150 was cited for driving the wrong way as well as for driving on a suspended license., adding that his driving privileges will be examined by the DMV. Via: Signon Sandiego ...
Carscoop -

Head-On MacArthur Causeway Crash Kills 1 « CBS Miami
By cbs4kripalani
MIAMI - (CBS4) - A car in the wrong lane is being blamed for an early-morning head-on crash on MacArthur Causeway (I-395) that snarled traffic and left one person dead, and another driver in critical condition. .... Regardless, put yourself in the shoes of either of those two guy's families and friends. it's a tragedy either way. Two people lost their life - one literally and the other, if he survives, will probably go to jail and have to live forever knowing he killed ...
CBS Miami -

KTLA: Shocking Video of Wrong-Way Driver Crash on I-5 --
Shocking video of a man driving the wrong-way on Interstate 5 near Oceanside. News Videos. Local News ... KTLA: Shocking Video of Wrong-Way Driver Cras. ...

CPD Cruiser Hit In Near Head-On Crash With Wrong-Way Driver
The officer involved was traveling westbound on I-670 when another driver, allegedly going the wrong way, slammed her vehicle into his cruiser in a near ...
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Suspected Drunken Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Crash
WRTV Indianapolis
INDIANAPOLIS -- A suspected drunken driver was killed in a crash on the city's south side early Friday morning, the second fatality involving an intoxicated ...
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Atlanta Journal Constitution
WRONG WAY WRECK-DeKalb County: Emergency crews and contractors work to clear a fatal crash scene as all eastbound lanes of I-285 were shut down early ...
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Three cheers for a selfless coach
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
● Tuesday's wrong-way-driver crash on I-285 caused an eight-hour shutdown of a section of the interstate that handles 200000 vehicles per day. ...
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DA: Murder charge for wrong-way driver
Newsday (subscription)
By ALFONSO A. CASTILLO [email protected] An accused wrong-way drunken driver who crashed his minivan on the Long Island Expressway in September, ...
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Witness: Van was going wrong way when it hit car in Palm Bay
Florida Today
Josh Little was driving west on Palm Road Road on Tuesday night when he saw a blue minivan speed by him: It was going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes. ...
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Lane Closed On Cuesta Grade Today
On January 31, a wrong way driver collided head on with a semi truck on northbound Highway 101 near Old Stage Coach Road. The driver of the car died. ...
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Lane Closed On Cuesta Grade Today
On January 31, a wrong way driver collided head on with a semi truck on northbound Highway 101 near Old Stage Coach Road. The driver of the car died. ...
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Wrong-way driver: Wrong-way crash caught on cell phone video - KSWB
OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- The high-speed crash of an 83-year-old wrong-way driver which caused a four-vehicle freeway pileup was recorded by another driver on ...

Shocking Video: Wrong-Way Driver Triggers Freeway Pileup
Shocking video has been released of a wrong-way driver that caused a four-vehicle pileup Friday. The video shows 83-year-old Clarence Kinney going the wrong ...
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Wrongway driver causes havoc on I-65 in Jasper County
Chesterton Tribune
The southbound lanes of I-65 in Jasper County were completely closed for two hours on Tuesday in the aftermath of a wrong-way excursion by a Knox motorist, ...
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Teen Injured When Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash
WFTV Orlando
A teenager and another person are recovering from injuries Wednesday morning after a crash caused by a wrong way driver, according to police. ...
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Wrong Way Driver Crashes on Highway
Hilarious part of movie where John Candy is driving and falls asleep at the wheel, and wakes up driving on the wrong side of the road!
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Grand Blanc Township police arrest drunk driver after driving wrong way on I-475
By Ryan Czachorski | Flint Journal GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, Michigan -- A Flushing man was arrested Saturday night for operating while intoxicated after ...
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Teenager killed and road shut for 10 hours after he drives wrong way down ...
Daily Mail
By Daily Mail Reporter A teenage wrong-way driver was killed when his car crashed into a truck loaded with highly-flammable margarine. ...
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Snow causes flurry of accidents
Charleston Gazette
Around 7:30 pm, a driver on the Oakwood Road exit spun out of control, skidding to a halt with their car facing the wrong way on the ramp, according to ...
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Lawsuit: Lynwood clerk was drunk during crash
Chicago Tribune
Manuel Little said state troopers told him Valle allegedly ran another driver off the road when he drove down an exit ramp the wrong way into traffic. ...
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Dangerous, Reckless, Raging Limo Driver | L.A. Can't Drive
By I-95, U-405
So we have this piece of toenail rot completely stopped facing the wrong way, while trying to merge to his right into the closest of two southbound lanes on Sepulveda. Not wishing to see a head-on collision that would be 100% his fault, ...
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Warning Explicit Language: Wrong-Way Driver Caught on Camera | NBC ...
An 83-year-old man driving the wrong way on the northbound Interstate 5 in Oceanside near Camp Pendleton caused a 4-vehicle accident and 7-mile backup last ...

YouTube - Wrong-Way Driver Crash Caught on Video
An elderly driver went the wrong way down Interstate 5 in Southern California and crashed into a median - and it was all captured on cellphone video.

Wrong-Way Driver, 19, Dies in Wreck
News/Talk 750 WSB
By Jay Black @ February 8, 2011 5:12 AM Permalink | Comments (0) (WSB Radio) -- A 19-year old man is dead after a fiery wrong-way crash on I-285 eastbound ...
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Jail for driver who went wrong way down M5
A Latvian immigrant was today starting a jail sentence of nearly six years for leading police on a high-speed chase the wrong way down a Midland motorway ...
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DPS: Pregnant driver went wrong way on Loop 303 (KNXV-TV)
SUN CITY WEST, AZ - Authorities say a 20-year-old pregnant woman was driving the wrong way on Loop 303 in the West Valley on Monday morning when she crashed ...
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Honk if ... You're Going the Wrong Way
The Star-Ledger -
More to the point, however, highway signs will alert other drivers that there's a ding-bat headed their way. (The actual wording: "Warning: Wrong-way driver ...
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Fatal wrong-way crash shuts down top-end Perimeter
Atlanta Journal Constitution
... lanes of I-285 remained shut down in DeKalb County early Tuesday, more than five hours after a deadly crash involving a wrong-way teenage driver. ...
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Driver Killed In Wrong-Way Collision
KPRC Houston
HOUSTON -- A driver may be charged in connection with a wrong-way collision that killed another driver, police said. Houston police said a 37-year-old man ...
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Fiery wreck kills 1, closes part of I-285
Dispatchers tell Atlanta television station WXIA that a wrong-way driver hit a tractor-trailer and burst into flames. DeKalb County firefighters pulled the ...
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Raw: Wrong way driver dies in head-on collision in east Houston
HOUSTON - A man was dead and another in critical condition early Sunday following a head-on collision in east Houston. Police said the driver of a small ...


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