CBSDFW reports that a car crash on Buckner Boulevard in Dallas has resulted in a fatality. According to the reporting, a small vehicle was exiting a gas station when a larger vehicle slammed into it, filling the lanes with debris and knocking the vehicle that was struck a full half block from the site of the accident itself.
As of yet, there have been no names released in the press. The driver who struck the car was in a BMW and is under investigation for driving under the influence. The driver in the smaller vehicle was killed.
This accident makes it apparent that drivers don’t have to be on highways or freeways to be involved in a high-speed collision. When drivers are driving too quickly for the road that they are on, they may very well end up causing a serious collision and, where car collisions are concerned, the faster the vehicles are moving the greater the chances that somebody is going to be hurt or killed.
While the exact circumstances of this particular accident have not been released as of yet, there are some common factors that people should be aware of in accidents of this type.
When you’re about to turn out onto a road, it’s natural to assume that all of the traffic on that road is traveling at or around the posted speed limit. This is not always the case, however, and it can be difficult to judge how quickly a car is moving when it is coming straight toward you. If you’re unsure about the speed of an oncoming car, take the extra second and wait for to go by rather than risk getting slammed into by somebody driving far too fast for the road.
The same applies if you are making a left across traffic. If you’re not sure how fast the traffic is coming, take some time and try to gauge the speed before you make your turn. The little delay may irritate drivers behind you, but it very well may save your life and the life of somebody who happens to be driving too quickly.
If you are injured or somebody in your family is killed due to a negligent driver, contact a Dallas accident attorney. They may be able to help you get compensation for the suffering you’ve been put through at the hands of a driver who was driving negligently.