Woman Killed in High Speed Crash
Driving fast can be fun. Many people modify their cars to make them faster. Some people make a good living as race car drivers.
Still, driving a car fast is not an easy task. It requires a lot of skill and control. One wrong move can result in tragedy. This was recently the case in Houston when a woman lost control and crashed her truck while driving at high speeds. She was killed in the crash.
The fatal crash occurred on the morning of September 11 in the River Oaks section of Houston. The 23-year-old woman was driving a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck east on Kirby Drive when she lost control in the 960 block of Kirby Drive.
The truck hit a curb and went over the median. It then went into the westbound lanes and crashed into a cement mailbox. Houston Fire Department paramedics arrived for assistance, but the woman died at the accident scene.
It is unknown what caused the woman to lose control and if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The accident is still under investigation.
Factors in an Early Morning Crash
While speed is cited as being the major factor in this crash, it’s important to note that the accident happened in the early morning hours — at 2 a.m. Driving at this time of the morning can be very challenging for various reasons. First, drivers are usually very tired. They are either getting home late from work or an event or they are just waking up. Some drivers have been drinking and are under the influence, making the situation even worse.
Driver fatigue is nothing to laugh at. Many people think nothing of driving while tired, but it’s a serious issue that can cause accidents. Being well-rested is very important when behind the wheel, especially for younger drivers. In fact, studies have shown that teen drivers were more likely to be involved in crashes when school started at earlier times.
Another main factor is the lack of visibility. Even during the summer, it is still dark from 9 p.m. to roughly 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. It can be hard to see road hazards during this time. There may be other vehicles on the road or pedestrians or bicyclists. There could also be deer and other animals in the road and it can be difficult for drivers to see them.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
As the saying goes, speed kills. The faster a person goes, the harder it is to maintain control of the vehicle. Crashes are much more likely to occur.
If you have been injured by a speeding driver, contact a Houston auto accident attorney from The West Law Office, PLLC for legal help. We can help you receive compensation for economic losses like medical bills, lost income, and more. Call 281-347-3247 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation.