NBCDFW reports that one person died in a car crash in Arlington on May 13. According to the report, the crash occurred at around 7:30 AM when an SUV entered an intersection, struck a car making a left and went airborne. After the SUV was knocked into the air, it ran into a third vehicle, then crashed into a light pole.
Only the driver in the SUV was killed. The report also reveals that the driver of the SUV was driving quickly, and that he may have tried to run a red light. Witnesses also reported that he was weaving in and out of traffic. The other drivers involved in the crash suffered minor injuries, but the intersection ended up being closed down for most of the day.
In the story, police remind drivers to slow down. During the early morning hours, it’s not uncommon to run across drivers who are going far too fast for the speed limit, who may run red lights and take other risks and, in most cases, who are doing so for reasons that do not justify the tremendous amount of risk they are taking. While only the driver of the SUV was killed in this particular accident, many of these types of accidents take the lives of other drivers, as well.
If you do come across drivers who are driving recklessly, the best thing to do is to just let them get by so that you are out of the path of danger. During rush hour, be extra vigilant at intersections and be aware that some of the drivers who are coming quickly may intend to run a red light or a stop sign and may not be aware that you intend to make a turn across their lane. Be wary for such drivers.
If you are injured by a driver who is going too fast, runs red lights or who takes other risks, make sure you contact the Dallas car accident attorney. If it turns out that the other driver was negligent in some way, it may be possible to take them to court and to sue them for damages over the accident. If the worst should happen, you can also look into filing a wrongful death lawsuit against such a driver for having taken a member of your family from your life because of that other driver’s negligence.