While this case is a tragic accident, the driver that went southbound on the northbound lanes of I-75 should be held accountable for the damage she caused to the other driver and her passengers. These bright students had their whole lives in front of them. Their lives were cut short by the recklessness and negligence of one elderly driver. This case highlights the significant costs negligent drivers can cause in accidents when they go the wrong way into oncoming traffic. When two cars are travelling in opposite directions collide, the force of the collision is approximately the same as if you were to drive into a brick wall. The significant amount of force associated with the collision greatly increases the severity of injuries. In this case, this accident caused the death of three individuals. This accident was clearly avoidable and the 69-year-old wrong-way driver should be held accountable for her negligence.
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