A long traffic delay was reported on November 13 on I-35E in Ellis County. The delay is due to the investigation into a fatal crash that occurred on November 4 at the location. The southbound lanes of I-35E at Highway 77 were closed while an accident investigation was being conducted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
According to a spokesperson, the investigation and accident recreation is expected to take about an hour, after which time the road will be re-opened. The spokesperson went on to state that there is never a good time to perform a recreation but it is a necessary part of the investigation and litigation process. In the meantime, traffic was backed up for more than 3 miles.
Accident investigation is a necessary part of any serious crash. Police must determine the cause of the crash and Dallas car accident attorneys need to find out who is liable for the accident. Sometimes police or attorneys must perform an accident re-creation. This reconstruction is done using all the tools available to them.
For example, photos of the accident will be used to determine exact placement of the vehicles after the crash occurred. Skid marks will be measured. Reconstruction specialists are employed to review the details and mark placement of cars and trucks. The reconstruction is done at the same location where the incident happened and, if possible, at the same time of day to try to recreate conditions as they were on the day of the accident.
Dallas car accident attorneys may need to see exactly how the crash happened in order to move forward with legal action. Police will need to shut down the road for the duration of the re-creation, which can take from one to several hours or more, depending on the complexity of the event. Contact Dallas car accident attorneys after any crash with injuries.