Ebenezer Oloba, Oscar Fuentes Killed in Kingsville, TX, Accident
Kingsville, TX -- February 26, 2017, Ebenezer Oloba and Oscar Fuentes were killed following an accident where their car crashed into a river.
Texas DPS authorities say the accident happened south of Victoria where US Highway 77 crosses the San Antonio river.
Officials stated that 23-year-old Oloba and 19-year-old Fuentes were in a single car traveling northbound on US 77. For reasons that aren't clear, the vehicle lost control and went off the roadway at the river crossing. The car plunged into the water, and neither victim was able to escape.
Authorities reported that both Oloba and Fuentes died in the accident. They say the likely cause of death was drowning, but they have not suggested what might have caused the accident.
Investigations are ongoing.
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Something I see a lot with these single-vehicle accidents is that people will get on the comments section and say things like, "Slow down people," or, "This is why you don't look at your phone!" While this is certainly good advice for anyone to follow, these people are assuming that speeding and inattentive driving are the cause of all single-vehicle accidents. I'll admit, driver error is definitely a common cause for single-vehicle accidents, but to say that all drivers in these accidents are guilty of this simply isn't true.
Things such as dangerous debris on the road, tire blowouts, mechanical failures, and other such factors can cause a vehicle to crash with little to no warning to the driver. Consider when GM was the center of controversy not long ago for their fatal defect. Many of their vehicles experienced an issue where the car would turn itself off mid-drive, causing drivers to run off the road. It took some time for anyone to figure out what was happening to these people, and directly killed over 100 people.
This may have been a very rare circumstance, but how many people do you think read about these accidents during the early stages of investigations and said, "Slow down and don't look at your phone." The takeaway here is that before a thorough investigation is conducted, there's no way to know for sure what caused a crash. Until all of the details come to light, people need to withhold their judgements and let professionals do their jobs.
--Grossman Law Offices