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Posted on behalf of Harbin & Burnett on Mar 01, 2018 in Auto Accidents

“It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents — except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.” -- Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s opening line in his novel Paul Clifford.

This line has become the standard for bad writing, with many parodies and even an annual contest for writers to see who can compose the worst opening sentence for a novel. The other night I was driving along Interstate 85 from Greenville to Anderson. It was a dark and stormy night, which reminded me of the quote above. But instead of bad writing, I was witness to bad driving. I passed three accidents in twenty miles, including one that involved six or seven vehicles. I couldn’t help but think about how these accidents could have probably been prevented if the drivers had only slowed down and maintained proper distance between the vehicles. Every driver knows that it is harder to see in darkness and harder to see when it is raining. Combining the two makes the situation even more dangerous. Yet a few drivers chose to ignore the weather. As a result, several lives were changed that night. Cars were damaged and people were injured. So drive cautiously, especially in bad weather. It is not worth risking your life and the lives of your family and friends to save a few minutes.

If you have been injured in an automobile accident that was not your fault, call us today for a free consultation. (864) 964-0333.

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