Even in the line of duty, no one is exempt from a potential car accident. In a matter of seconds, someone making a wrong decision or not exercising appropriate caution can negatively impact vehicle drivers and passengers. It is important to always prepare for other drivers on the road who may be following too closely or not paying enough attention. Even if the results are not disastrous, personal property can get destroyed and leave drivers suddenly without their vehicles.
According to WTVM, this was the case for an accident that occurred on Interstate 85 in Lee County, near mile marker 48. An incident occurred between a tractor trailer and an Alabama State Trooper. The trooper was reportedly slowing down to avoid a road hazard and had his caution lights activated. It was at that point when the tractor trailer ran into his vehicle. None of the parties sustained serious injuries, however, there are reports of minor injuries resulting from the accident.
It is important to keep enough distance between vehicles while driving to avoid these kinds of accidents. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to keep about five seconds worth of distance between vehicles. This can provide the additional time needed to avoid a collision if one party needs to suddenly slow down. Hazards on the road can appear without warning.
When someone sustains injuries in a car accident, it may be helpful to seek the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney. Having a consultation may be a good way for people to learn about their options for compensation, or other forms of redress.