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Accidents from Wrong Way Drivers

The last month has been very concerning for Tampa Bay residents. The Gandy and Howard Frankland bridges are staples for residents commuting to and from Tampa and Saint Petersburg. Within the last month, two major accidents involving wrong way, DUI drivers have caused fatal and critical injuries to victims of these crashes.

October 19, 2018 Car Accident

A fatal car accident on October 19, 2018, left the unsuspecting victim, Mark Beale critically injured. They pronounced the suspected DUI driver, Renard McGriff dead at the scene. Reports state that McGriff was driving the wrong way on the Howard Frankland Bridge when his car smashed into oncoming traffic around 6 am on Friday. Mr. Beale was the victim of this deadly accident, and he is being treated for these injuries.

November 1, 2018 Car Accident

Involved in a car crash, police arrested suspected DUI driver, Andy Cuff, Jr. on November 1, 2018, at 1:54 am. Reports state that Cuff turned the wrong way on the Howard Frankland Bridge and started going towards one-way traffic. His car smashed into a Tampa woman, Andrea Rusch. They are treating her for critical injuries. All reports to this point maintain she was driving with the normal course of traffic and was an unsuspecting victim from this possible DUI driver.

How We Can Help

Both these accidents involved serious injuries, alcohol, and wrong-way drivers. One-way streets are common in the city of Tampa and the highways. Yet, the motives of the at-fault drivers in both accidents can never be completely understood. Car accidents occur on a daily basis, however, both these accidents the past two weeks shed light on the seriousness of what can happen.

Medical bills, treatment, property damage, and pain and suffering are a part of many accidents. Especially, serious accidents involving critical injuries. The road to recovery is long, but if you need help, please let us know.

If you have additional questions about an accident and suffered injuries, as a result, contact our personal injury team at RHINO Lawyers. We will explore all options of the accident, including all insurance areas to make sure you are getting the help you deserve. Please visit our website at or give us a call at 844-RHINO-77 for a free consultation. Take Charge of your Rights.