One man is dead and his passenger is severely injured following a crash on F.M. 3250. The crash occurred on the morning of Thursday the 12th, north of Edinburg.
Details of the Accident
A 27-year-old man passed away on Thursday after he crashed his vehicle while driving southbound on F.M. 3250. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the man and his passenger were traveling in a white Chevrolet Silverado.
The driver lost control of his vehicle south of Miller Road and was pronounced dead on the scene. The passenger who sustained major injuries in the incident was transported to DHR in Edinburg.
This crash remains under investigation by DPS Troopers.
Common Reasons Drivers Lose Control
It’s difficult to estimate just how many individuals are injured or die in car accidents due to a loss of control. This is largely because there are many factors that contribute to a loss of control. For instance, many accidents are caused by speeding, but a loss of control could also play a role.
It may be hard to estimate all of the accidents that happen because of a loss of control, but that doesn’t mean we don’t know some common causes of these types of accidents. Consider the following causes of loss of control. By keeping them in mind, you can try to avoid these behaviors and the potentially dangerous situations they often cause:
- Driving in poor weather — a combination of poor weather conditions and a lack of caution is one of the leading causes of a loss of control. To avoid these situations, take extra care when driving in high wind, snow, heavy rain, or ice.
- Distracted or drowsy driving — a lack of awareness, either due to distractions or fatigue, is another leading cause of loss of vehicle control crashes. To avoid these accidents, make sure to only drive while rested, and never text or eat while driving.
- Curve control — another common cause of lost vehicle control is underestimating how much you need to decelerate to travel safely around a tight curve. Remember to follow the posted curve-speed limits, and travel even slower during poor weather or while operating heavy vehicles.
- Tire Failure — with improved industry standards, tire blowouts are becoming less common; unfortunately, that also means drivers are less familiar with what to do in these circumstances. To keep control, keep a firm grip on the wheel and slowly maneuver to the side of the road while your car naturally slows to a parkable position.
- Faulty brakes — another common type of lost control is the inability to stop or decrease speed due to poorly adjusted or faulty brakes. To avoid these incidents, inspect your brakes and air lines on a daily basis.
- Shifting cargo — this contributing factor to a loss of control is probably familiar to truck drivers, but non-truck drivers can also be affected. If you’re traveling with heavy, unsecured items either in your trunk, truck bed, or trailer, you can lose control if that cargo shifts suddenly to one side.
A loss of vehicle control can happen because of negligence. Count on the Houston car accident attorneys of Lapeze & Johns to determine fault and fight for your financial relief.
Source: Valley Central