Overcrowded roads are dangerous roads, say car accident attorneys in Orlando. Orlando area car accidents contribute to I-4’s status as one of the most dangerous highways in America. It’s been a challenge for road designers to keep up with Florida’s steadily expanding growth rate. One of the ironies of the I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project is that there will be more car accidents on the way to safer driving. The ginormous road construction marathon is meant to finally get ahead of the traffic problems on Central Florida’s busiest roadway. In the meantime, construction accidents will take their toll, and a car accident lawyer can count on keeping busy.
Highway engineers everywhere face the problem. While the challenge has been particularly difficult in Orlando, other roadways in Florida are having the same experience. Not only is driving riskier during construction, it can remain dangerous as drivers learn the new roadway. There are new traffic patterns and road configurations to learn. Most importantly, traffic lights, exits and stop signs appear in new, unexpected places.
Car Accident Attorneys in Orlando Cite Wekiva Parkway Fatality
An accident killed a motorcyclist at a new intersection on the Wekiva Parkway recently. The Wekiva Parkway is the latest segment of the Central Florida Beltway. Just 12 hours after the intersection of State Road 46 and State Road 453 officially opened, the driver of an SUV slammed into a motorcycle. The motorcycle was coming to a stop at a newly activated red light. The driver of the SUV apparently did not slow down to stop for the new signal. The SUV crashed into the motorcycle, smashing it into the car stopped in front of it. Apparently, the SUV driver did not react to the new traffic signal.
Lt. Kim Montes of the Florida Highway Patrol told the Orlando Sentinel that drivers sometimes overlook changes to familiar routes. “I think there is a learning curve sometimes,” she said.
Authorities say that even though the area is still clearly marked as a construction zone, they were looking at ways to further alert drivers about new traffic patterns.
For help in recovering losses from a motorcycle crash or an auto accident in Florida, contact the Orlando car accident attorneys at Martinez Manglardi. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation.