One Killed, Four Injured in Rollover Crash on Preston Rd in Denison, TX
Denison, TX — August 2, 2022, one person died and four were injured when an SUV rolled down an embankment off Preston Road in Denison.
According to reports the incident happened Tuesday along Preston Road. Preliminary investigation suggests an SUV was traveling north on the roadway when it entered a curve at alleged high speeds and the driver lost control. The SUV ran off the road, hit a tree, and rolled down an embankment.
One person was ejected during the rollover and suffered fatal injuries. Four other occupants of the SUV received serious injuries.
Investigators believe speed was a factor in the crash. Residents of the surrounding neighborhood also told news sources that the sharp curve where it occurred sees a lot of similar accidents.
Troopers said one passenger was thrown out of the vehicle as it rolled downward.
Troopers concluded speed was a contributing factor in the crash.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on SUV Accident on Preston Rd in Denison
Police seem to think speeding was the key issue in this accident--the driver took a sharp turn too fast and ran off the road. I have no reason to doubt that, and goodness knows far too many accident happen in similar ways. However, I've been at this long enough that I can't help but wonder if that's really the whole story.
People have a tendency to find one thing that could have caused an accident and then heap all the blame on that, rather than look for any other possible issues. For instance, Denison locals say that corner is apparently quite dangerous for unwary drivers. That's no excuse for anyone to speed through a neighborhood, of course, but at the same time if the curve is poorly placed or designed that could need fixing before anyone else is hurt.
That's just one factor of many that still need consideration after this crash, so it's best not to rubber-stamp "speed" on it and move on. Click below to learn more about the importance of a thorough investigation after a single-vehicle wreck.