Fog is a regular cause of car accident claims in Kirkintilloch. It’s something that catches people out time and time again. Even the most experienced drivers can easily become disorientated, and for new drivers who have never driven in fog before, it can be quite a frightening experience.
Fog and motorway driving
The worst types of fog induced accidents usually occur on motorways. Although electronic motorway signs usually give fair warning when fog is about, many drivers choose to ignore these warnings until they can actually see the fog for themselves. If of course they happen to be travelling at high speed at the time, they may not have sufficient time or distance to slow down before they penetrate the fog. If a car or a line of vehicles has come to halt behind the curtain of fog, the results could be disastrous. It’s how many multiple pileups have happened in the past.
The accident in fog on the M4 in 1991
On 13 March 1991, one of the worst multiple collisions in UK motoring history occurred on the eastbound carriageway of the M4 motorway between the Membury service station and junction 14. The pileup involved 51 vehicles. 10 people were killed and 25 seriously injured.
Vehicle collided with the central reservation barrier
The accident was caused by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel of the van he was driving. His vehicle collided with the central reservation barrier where it came to a halt. A car following behind managed to avoid crashing into the back of the van, but in the 19 seconds that followed, 50 other vehicles all piled into the back of the van and each other.
The fog created the carnage
Although the incident is likely to have caused an accident anyway, it almost certainly would not have involved as many vehicles, or caused as many deaths and serious injuries as it did, had it not been for the foggy conditions.
Establishing how much car accident claims in Kirkintilloch are worth
People wishing to find out how much compensation they’re likely to be awarded for the injuries they’ve sustained in connection with their car accident claims in Kirkintilloch, whatever the cause of the incidents, should go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator. They can get an estimate within 30 seconds by simply answering 4 straightforward questions about their injury, selecting appropriate answers from the drop-down boxes provided.
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