Pulaski County, AR — February 10, 2017, Diana Cain was killed as the result of an accident where her vehicle crashed off the highway.

The Arkansas State Police have reported that the incident occurred south of Bigelow along Arkansas Highway 10. It’s unclear exactly what time the crash occurred.

According to the report, 66-year-old Cain was driving westbound on AR-10. For reasons that have not been specified, her vehicle failed to stay in its lane and it veered off the right side of the roadway.

In the roadside area, the vehicle careened into an embankment, where it crashed into a ditch and came to a halt.

As a result of the crash, Cain suffered fatal injuries. It’s unclear if she died at the scene or later on.

Authorities have not released any additional details at this time.

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Commentary

It’s always tough to read about these single-vehicle accidents because many of them simply lack the crucial details that one would hope to see after an investigation. There’s a common misconception that people have that whenever one of these accidents happens, it’s always the driver’s fault. The main reason for this belief is that the common factors causing single-vehicle accidents are in fact driver error–speeding, texting, intoxication, asleep at the wheel, etc. However, it is unfair to apply these factors to every accident while investigations are still incomplete.

Our firm has handled many single-vehicle accidents in the past which were caused by factors beyond a driver’s control. Hazardous debris, extreme weather, tire blowouts, mechanical breakdowns, and even cases where another vehicle caused the crash but left the scene. These may not be the most likely scenarios, but they happen. Factors like these are why experienced attorneys always go into an investigation with an open mind and make sure all possible factors are thoroughly investigated. Our article below goes more in-depth about how these kinds of accidents are generally approached.

Who is Really At Fault in Single-Vehicle Accidents The news media usually jumps to conclusions and blames the victims of single-vehicle accidents for their own demise, but that's not always fair...Read More >

The main takeaway here is that we simply don’t have enough information regarding the crash to make any conclusions. Making assumptions and generalizations does nothing but further harm those affected by an accident. The best thing to do when reading about an accident like this one is to reserve judgements until a more thorough investigation is done.

–Grossman Law Offices

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