A crash on the North Central Expressway took the life of one of the drivers involved and sent his passenger to the hospital, according to DallasNews.com. The accident appeared to have taken place when the cars were moving at a high rate of speed. The driver who lost his life lost control of the vehicle and hit a center median when making a turn, according to the report. That collision took off the left side of his car and the driver was killed on the scene.
Striking fixed objects, particularly when turning, is a common cause of car accidents on the highways and freeways. There are some things you can do, however, that can help you to avoid these scenarios.
First and foremost, don’t try to outdrive your car. If you have an average passenger car or truck, it’s not designed to take corners at high speeds. In addition to that, your tires are likely not high-performance models and the road surface can never be counted upon to offer adequate traction. Whenever you’re approaching a tight turn, slow down first. You can always accelerate in the turn if it turns out to not be that tight.
If a corner has a posted speed limit lower than the regular speed limit for the road, be sure to obey it. It’s there to warn you that the speed on the roadway is too fast for the corner so marked.
Remember that, when you’re driving at night, you need to be able to stop by the time that something which comes into the beams of your headlights gets to the front of your car. In a situation where a corner is at issue, it’s important to keep in mind that you may not be able to see entirely through the corner when you’re making the turn at night. Only drive at a speed that allows you to make adjustments or corrections in the time required for a fixed object to be illuminated by her headlights and be right on top of you.
Some people have a habit of driving far too fast in dangerous conditions. Such people not only end up taking their own lives, in some cases, they end up taking other people’s lives as well. Driving recklessly is a form of negligence. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contacting a Dallas car accident attorney may enable you to get compensation.