Car Accidents Due to Spilled Items on the Highway
Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but one of the rarer and more intriguing reasons for a collision has to do with obscure items on a road or highway. For example, the New York Daily News reports that an SUV in West Virginia left a trail of Legos on the road when thousands of the toy bricks fell off of the roof of the car and there were multiple car accidents due to spilled items on the highway.
The Legos were sprinkled all over Interstate 79, and traffic was backed up for more than two hours as the crews cleared up the mess. Allegedly the Legos were in totes that were strapped to the roof of the car, but a strap came loose and allowed the cars to tumble all over the road. While this accident did not facilitate a collision, there are many similar situations that have.
It isn’t extremely rare for items to fall off of the roof of a car or out of the back of a pick-up truck. Sometimes, when vehicles behind swerve to miss an obscure item in the middle of the road, it can facilitate a terrible accident. In the past furniture items, large amounts of produce, and construction tools have rested in the middle of the road where they were sure to cause damage to a car. If you can identify the driver who owned the item that fell, then you may be able to seek compensation from that person.
This is especially true if the driver did not secure the items properly or was driving recklessly. If you want more information about car accidents and litigation in situations where there was an obscure item in the road, then talk to a New York personal injury attorney at Greenberg & Stein. The attorneys at this firm are dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of those injured in car accidents of all kind.