After a crash, debris becomes a road hazard

Recently, I entered eastbound on the U. S. 2 trestle late one night and immediately was part of stop-and-go traffic because of a crash a half-mile ahead. After State Patrol troopers departed and subject vehicle was removed, traffic was allowed to proceed. However, there were still significant-size (it looked like up to 2 feet) crash debris in the left lane causing unaware motorists to dangerously swerve to avoid them.

Unfortunately, my car ran over a 2-inch piece with a screw protruding that punctured my left front tire. Fortunately, I was able to exit immediately at Homeacres Road (otherwise my vehicle would have been disabled mid-trestle causing another traffic hazard).

Point of story: Isn’t it incumbent on the State Patrol to clear such debris before permitting traffic to resume at highway speeds?

David Holiday

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