Joshua Alexander Killed in Austin, TX, Single-Vehicle Accident
Austin, TX -- February 6, 2017, Joshua Alexander was killed as the result of an accident where his vehicle crashed off-road.
The Austin Police Department released an accident report indicating that the crash occurred around 2:00 a.m. in the 13100 block of S I-35.
Their preliminary report states that 26-year-old Alexander was driving a Chevrolet car southbound on the interstate, approaching Slaughter Lane. As he did so, the vehicle somehow lost control and went off the side of the roadway. The vehicle then crashed head-on into a light pole and came to a halt.
Alexander was fatally injured in the accident, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. No other people were reported to be involved.
At this time, authorities have yet to determine what caused the accident to occur. They say the accident remains under investigation.
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It's always difficult to see these single-vehicle accidents with so few details. A lot of the accidents I see like this have very similar reports, saying police aren't sure what caused them and continue to investigate. Rarely do I ever see an update, however. Many times, investigations just conclude it was an "accident" with no real details of how it happened.
One of the problems with this is that a lot of people see single-vehicle accidents and think, "Well the driver was probably texting, speeding, or drunk and crashed their car." It's true that these are very common factors in single-vehicle accidents, but it's simply unfair to cast generalizations over an accident without knowing all of the details.
Things like tire blowouts, debris in the road, mechanical failures, and other such factors are all things which can cause a car to lose control. These are often things which drivers have no way of seeing ahead of time and often leave them with little to no warning. Not only that, but these details often get overlooked in investigations or otherwise unreported.
Like I said, these may not be the most common causes of car crashes, but that doesn't mean they don't happen. People must understand that when someone is hurt or killed in an accident, they deserve the benefit of the doubt until all of the details are uncovered. If a police report isn't enough, then a private investigation will cover the details preliminary reports overlooked. Once all of the facts have been thoroughly examined, then those affected by single-vehicle accidents can be fully prepared to make steps toward a resolution, whatever it may be.
--Grossman Law Offices