1 Killed, 1 Injured in Fort Worth, TX, Rollover Accident on US 287
Fort Worth, TX -- July 21, 2017, one person was killed and another was injured as the result of an accident where their vehicle overturned.
The Fort Worth Police Department was called out to the accident scene at around 6:00 a.m. near the intersection of US Highway 287 and Harmon Road.
According to preliminary reports, a vehicle was traveling along the southbound lanes of US 287 with at least two occupants. As they did so, the vehicle somehow lost control and went off-road. It then overturned, trapping the occupants.
Rescue crews had to come to the scene to extract the people in the car. They say that one of the occupants died as a result of the crash. The other was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital for treatment of critical injuries.
At this time, police have yet to determine what factors led to the crash.
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It's not surprising to see so few details released about this accident considering how recent it is. Single-vehicle accidents are actually much more complex than many may realize. A lot of people tend to assume such accidents are always due to things like speeding, drunk driving, or texting and driving. While these are certainly common factors, they're far from the only causes. There are many factors which can cause a driver to lose control of their vehicle, and not all of them give drivers enough time to react.
The issue is that some of these more rare factors tend to be very subtle and are easily overlooked in a preliminary police investigation. Thinking back to the GM controversy where their fatal ignition switch defect killed roughly 100 people, that issue wasn't discovered until victims and their families had their own independent investigations done. I'm not saying something similar happened here, but it's important that people understand that common factors don't apply to all accidents.
Only after a thorough, private investigation can anyone be sure they're getting the full story. Any and all factors which could have contributed to an accident need to be considered before any legitimate determinations can be made. For the sake of those affected by this accident, let's give the driver the benefit of the doubt until all of the facts come to light.
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