Sederrick Goodwin Killed in Denton, TX, Single-Vehicle Accident
Denton, TX -- March 7, 2017, Sederrick Goodwin was killed as the result of an accident in which his vehicle lost control and crashed off I-35.
Preliminary investigations released by the Denton Police Deportment indicate that the accident happened around 5:45 a.m. near Milam Road.
Police investigators say that 32-year-old Goodwin was driving a white car southbound on I-35. For reasons that aren't clear, the car lost control and ran off the side of the highway. As a result, it crashed into a light pole.
The collision was severe enough that Goodwin suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene. No one else was involved in the accident.
Authorities did not say what factors may have contributed to the crash. Their investigations are ongoing.
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I haven't seen many details regarding this accident, and from experience this tells me a lot of people are probably jumping to all sorts of conclusions. Considering the time at which this accident happened, most people are probably going to assume Mr. Goodwin was either drunk or fell asleep at the wheel. While either of these are certainly possible, it's unreasonable for people to make assumptions without knowing all of the facts.
Many people assume that all single-vehicle accidents are the driver's fault. This may be true for many single-vehicle accidents, but to automatically assume all of them are the same is unfair to those affected by these tragedies. There are all sorts of factors that can cause a vehicle to lose control beyond a driver's control. Tire blowouts, hazardous debris, mechanical failures, product defects--these are just a few factors that can cause a car to lose control. A lot of times when this is the case, investigators don't even know about it until well after the crash happened. Sometimes these factors don't even come up until after private investigations are done. These kinds of factors might not be all that common, but they've happened before, and they'll certainly happen again.
The point I'm making here is that when you don't have all the facts surrounding an accident, then you have no right to fill in the blanks with your own assumptions. The best thing to do is wait until all of the details come out before making any determinations. Speculating without any evidence only serves to harm those affected by the accident during a time of struggle, so people should just remain silent until a thorough investigation is done.
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