While the weather is to blame for many accidents lately, as roads are covered with snow and ice even in places that don’t normally see such conditions, human error is still an important factor. It’s true that icy roads sometimes cause even cautious drivers to lose control, but it’s also true that some people do not account properly for the weather. This can include going at speeds that would be safe normally, but are not safe when the car does not have enough traction to stop as quickly as usual.
Virginia experienced an accident caused at least partly by this human element on March 3, 2014. Officials believe that while the snow was a factor in the crash and death of a driver near Amelia, Virginia that morning, the speed the car was going also caused the wreck. The driver died at the scene of the crash.
Nobody plans to become a fatality to the weather or their driving. However, when we’re in a hurry, it can often seem like too much trouble to slow down, even when driving conditions are bad. As a driver, you should remember that while you may be in a hurry, it is better to get where you are going late than not reach your destination at all due to an accident.
While the Virginia accident only involved one car, it could easily have included more had events gone a little differently. A responsible driver protects themselves not only by modifying their own driving but also by preparing for bad driving from others. One way to do this is to find an auto accident lawyer in Dallas, such as Kirkendall Dwyer LLP. We deal in handling damages and other legal issues involved in car crashes with multiple parties.