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What do you need to do if you’re hit by an aggressive driver?

| Aug 20, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

Sometimes, crashes start to become far too common. The police may see more people driving aggressively or making mistakes that they shouldn’t be.

As a result, that’s what prompts safety crackdowns, like this one in Limerick. According to the report from July 27, the department is increasing enforcement in cases revolving around pedestrian safety, tailgating, red-light running, distracted driving and others.

The campaign is designed to run throughout the majority of August, and its goal is to lower the number of crashes, injuries and deaths, according to information from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT). Data from PennDOT showed that there were 1,546 crashes related to aggressive driving in 2019. In those crashes, 22 people were killed across Bucks, Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties.

Montgomery will be participating in this month-long campaign in hopes of reducing the risk of these crashes. Last year’s campaign resulted in 39,141 aggressive-driving-related contacts across the state.

If you see or are hit by an aggressive driver, you can call 911 to alert the authorities. If you’re involved in a crash, you should take the time to go to the hospital and receive an exam, even if you think you’re fine. You could have injuries that will develop over time, called delayed-onset injuries, that do require treatment.

Remember why you felt the driver was aggressive, so you can tell the police. Let them know if the driver was tailgating you, cut you off in traffic or made other dangerous driving maneuvers that ended up causing your crash. The only way to know whether you might able to pursue compensation for their actions is to meet with an experienced personal injury attorney.