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Fort Worth woman going wrong way causes 3 accidents

Unfortunately, many wrecks are caused by people driving the wrong way. A wrong-way auto accident can have devastating consequences, especially if it involves a head-on collision. Innocent victims of wrong-way crashes often suffer severe injuries that make their lives a lot more difficult for a long time, but there are legal avenues for holding the responsible parties accountable and receiving compensation for injuries.

On Feb. 13, a woman is believed to have caused three accidents as she drove the wrong way on Interstate 35 in Forth Worth. She managed to travel south in the northbound lanes of the interstate for about 15 miles before police succeeded in stopping her.

According to police, she caused one car to collide with a retaining wall after it swerved to avoid her; she then side swiped another vehicle. In a third incident, she crashed into an unmanned police car. She was finally stopped when one of the front tires of her car was punctured by a stop stake set up by police.

An occupant of the car in the first accident reportedly experienced chest pain following the incident and was taken to the hospital. Fortunately, nobody was injured in the other two accidents. The wrong-way driver was arrested for causing accidents involving injury and damage and was held under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

The law provides protection for innocent victims of accidents by allowing them to seek compensation, which can be used to cover medical expenses or make up for any loss of income if the injuries prevent a victim from working. It may also be possible to collect for other damages related to the crash.

Source: myFOXdfw.com, "Wrong-way driver cause 3 crashes in Fort Worth," Yvonne Smith, Feb. 14, 2013

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