LOS ANGELES - In recent weeks, a series of wrong-way crashes in Southern California has exposed an alarming trend up and down the state, often with disastrous conclusions.
Motorists driving the wrong way on freeways and highways at life-threatening speeds.
We spoke to a mom from Lompoc, California who considers herself lucky to be alive Friday.
Carmen Earle was returning from her job as a coach on March 4 when saw headlights coming right at her, the vehicle barreling toward her at 65 mph. The mom of two took a quick evasive action and swerved to miss the vehicle on Highway 135 between Santa Maria and Lompoc. Seven minutes later, that same wrong-way driver hit another vehicle, critically injuring two and killing himself.
Earle was deeply aware how close she came to colliding with the wrong-way driver.