Driver Injured in Fall off State Highway 183 Ramp in Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX — August 15, 2022, a driver was seriously injured after their vehicle fell almost 50 feet off a highway bridge in Fort Worth.
According to reports the incident happened shortly before 7:45 p.m. on westbound State Highway 183 near the TX-360 exit ramp. Preliminary investigation suggests a car was headed west on TX-183 when the driver took the ramp but hit a nearby guardrail. The impact was forceful enough to vault the car over the rail and it fell nearly 50 feet to the ground below the ramp.
The driver was critically injured in the crash and was taken to an area hospital.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Car Accident on TX-183 Ramp in Fort Worth
After reading about a single-vehicle accident like this one I'm concerned that some will quickly jump to conclusions about how it happened. Folks have a troubling habit of pointing at common driver mistakes like speeding, distraction from a phone, intoxication, and a handful of others--without waiting for all the facts--just about any time a car crashes.
Is it possible something like those was involved here? Of course, but just because it's possible doesn't mean they can be taken for granted. A few sentences in the news, none of which point to even a suspected cause, are clearly not the whole story. It's important to evaluate every possible factor, including things that are overlooked much too often like vehicle malfunctions or defects.
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