Crashes involving wrong way drivers are extremely dangerous and often deadly due to the potential for head-on collisions, the high speeds involved, and other motorists being surprised by what's in front of them, with little time to react.
INTERACTIVE MAP: Wrong-way crashes in the area
Law enforcement advises you need to do these three things if you see a wrong way driver:
- Get to the shoulder of the road and stop
- Flash your headlights and honk your horn, safely try to get the driver's attention
- Call 9-1-1 and stay put. Do not follow the driver-that puts you and others at risk