An SUV driver was reportedly seen changing lanes and driving erratically moments before colliding with two other vehicles in a deadly crash. The use of alcohol as a factor has not been ruled out in this case.
The Deadly Collision
According to authorities in Spring Texas, a man died in a three-car collision on Sunday, July 12th, while traveling on the North Freeway near Cypresswood Road. The accident occurred at around 12:30 in the morning.
Witnesses told deputies that they had seen the SUV driver weaving through lanes and driving erratically just moments before the deadly crash. The SUV first collided with two vehicles, then a retaining wall, before finally rolling over.
The driver of the SUV succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. Investigators say the deceased was not wearing a seat belt when the collision happened.
Authorities report that no other individuals were injured in this case.
At this time, police have not ruled out alcohol as a possible contributing factor in this incident.
What To Do (And What Not To Do) When You See Erratic Driving
Most of us have had the experience of traveling on the highway and spotting a car ahead of us cutting off traffic and generally behaving irresponsibly. Unfortunately, according to road safety experts, these drivers are often under the influence of alcohol, making them a potential hazard to everyone else on the road.
However, aggressive and enraged driving is also a huge issue, one that is especially prevalent in Texas cities.
Spotting an enraged or drunk driver is relatively simple: weaving, quick and repeated speed changes, lane drifting, slow responses, and driving slowly can all be signs that a person may not be driving in the safest condition.
If you suspect that the driver of a vehicle may be hazardous or intoxicated, don’t drive any closer to them. Don’t try to pass them or get their attention, as doing so could put you in danger of being involved in an accident or a road rage incident. If it’s possible to do so safely, make a note of the license plate number as well as any identifying information about the vehicle.
Finally, either call 911 hands-free, pull over and call, or ask a passenger to make the call for you. Be prepared to provide the location and direction of the vehicle along with the vehicle description and the reason for your concern.
Remember: your safety always comes first. By taking a moment to safely alert authorities to potentially dangerous situations on Texas roadways, you can help keep yourself and everyone else just a little bit safer.