• May 16, 2017

Corey Lee Halcomb Killed in El Dorado, AR, Car Accident

El Dorado, AR -- May 12, 2017, Corey Lee Halcomb was killed following an accident in which his SUV crashed off the side of the roadway.

The Arkansas State Police reported that the incident occurred around 7:52 p.m. close to the intersection of West 19th Street and Agnes Road.

According to police investigators, 27-year-old Halcomb was driving a Chevrolet SUV eastbound along 19th Street. For reasons which have not yet been determined, the SUV lost control and veered off the left side of the highway. This caused it to crash through several obstacles and into a utilities pole.

Halcomb suffered critical injuries and was rushed over to Medical Center of South Arkansas. He was later pronounced dead there.

Police have not yet determined a cause for the accident. Their investigations are ongoing.

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Commentary

One of the things our firm receives a lot of questions about is single-vehicle accidents and how they relate to personal injury and wrongful death. After all, if there isn't another vehicle involved, doesn't the driver of the car have to be at fault? This idea that driver error is the only cause for single-vehicle crashes is a very common belief, and it's far from true.

It is true that causes such as distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving are common causes for a vehicle running off the road, but just because these factors are common doesn't mean they apply to every accident. Things such as tire blowouts, mechanical failures, or dangerous road conditions and hazards can cause a vehicle to crash with little to no warning to the driver. It's unreasonable to believe, for example, that a driver could be put at fault, hypothetically, for their power steering going out or a tire blowing out during a curve on the highway.

Are these factors common? Not exactly, but the very fact they're possible means they warrant consideration. This is why no matter what kind of accident it is, when someone is hurt or killed, the accident needs to be looked at by an experienced professional who will ensure that these subtle, unlikely factors are thoroughly examined during investigations. That way, no matter what caused the accident, those affected can at least be sure they know all of the facts.

--Grossman Law Offices

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