Lynda Arnold Killed in Fort Worth, TX, Rear-end Accident
Fort Worth, TX -- January 5, 2017, Lynda Arnold was killed as the result of an accident where her vehicle was rear-ended on Highway 287.
Fort Worth Police and emergency crews were called to the accident scene at around 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of Blue Mound Road.
According to preliminary investigations, 78-year-old Arnold, known as "Texas Lil," was driving southbound on the highway. She crossed over traffic lanes reportedly trying to enter the emergency crossover lane. Her vehicle crossed paths with another car, and she was struck from behind.
The collision was severe enough that Arnold suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. It's unclear if any other injuries occurred in the wreck.
Authorities did not say if any charges or citations were being considered. Their investigations are ongoing.
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Every car accident comes with its own set of complexities and barriers which must be overcome. Even if an accident seems straight-forward, chances are that details aren't always what they seem. Considering the reports on this particular accident are still early, there are a lot of facts which may not be entirely clear. At a glance, this appears to be someone crossing into another driver's path and getting rear-ended. Some people may go with classic misconception that whoever rear-ended someone is always at fault. Some people may see it as the other driver unsafely crossing over traffic lanes into someone else's path. And that's all assuming preliminary reports are even accurate, which a lot of times they aren't.
In the end, a car accident always requires thorough investigations to determine who was liable for the accident. There could be several factors involved in the crash, and it would irresponsible to try and fill in the blanks with conjecture or what one would consider to be the common answer. How fast were the vehicles going? What conditions were the drivers in? Did seatbelts and airbags function properly? Was either driver texting or otherwise distracted? Was there a third vehicle involved that set the accident in motion?
These are all possible factors which could have contributed to the accident, and there are many more which weren't mentioned. Determining these things is essential for anyone who might be seeking compensation or simply wants to know the full story of what occurred. It's common to see people take investigations that are still in their early stages and take them as 100% fact. Sometimes it's those directly affected by the accident, and they don't even know that there are more details than were originally reported.
By having experienced professionals thoroughly investigate an accident, victims and their families can ensure that every possible detail is uncovered and extensively examined. This way, whether it's searching for compensation or moving on know the complete picture, people can begin to take the next steps forward.
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