On the morning of January 19, 2023, an 18-wheeler crashed on the Estherwood pontoon bridge. This is the site of another 18-wheeler crash just last fall. Not only do bridge crashes like this one cause bridge closers and detours for motorists, it also causes additional safety risks for other drivers on the road.
In light of this accident, here are a few safety tips to remember when traveling on bridges:
- To avoid a chain reaction collision, keep at least two car lengths between you and the car in front of you.
- Try to drive in the innermost lanes to avoid barriers if possible.
- Limit lane changes on bridges to as few as possible – or none at all.
- Always be aware of your surroundings and be mindful of the speed limit.
The attorneys at Broussard & David have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle cases of this nature and will fight to obtain fair compensation for your injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered harm because of the fault of another, contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).