Winter Weather Causes Serious Dallas Car Accident
- February 22, 2012
- Car Accidents
In the early morning hours, a Dallas police woman was pulling onto Loop 12 by way of Country Creek Drive when she was hit by a pickup truck. At the time of the accident, a winter storm was affecting the area. The slick roads, combined with the dark morning, are said to have played a role in the Dallas car accident.
Officer Tinisha Blanton was taken to an area hospital where she was evaluated and released. The driver of the pickup truck was uninjured during the crash and was neither cited nor arrested for his role in the accident.
Winter Accidents All Too Common
As a Dallas car accident lawyer, I know all too well that winter weather plays a role in hundreds of North Texas car accidents each year. In Dallas we grow accustomed to dry weather and when Mother Nature hands us rain, snow, and sleet we get a little confused!
Knowing that the number of car crashes in Dallas skyrockets during winter storms, our Dallas personal injury lawyers ask that you adjust your driving during wet or snowy weather. The following common sense driving tips can help you arrive to your destination safe and sound, no matter how wet the roads:
- Leave earlier than you usually would
- Drive at or below the speed limit
- Watch the cars around you carefully for signs of sliding or skidding
- If it is snowing, use roads that have been cleared if at all possible
- When roads are icy, avoid driving if possible
- Always break gently on wet or snowy roads
The staff and attorneys at the Dallas car accident attorneys of Guajardo & Marks hope that the information we have provided will help keep you safe this winter and spring. If, despite your best efforts, you are involved in an accident, contact an experienced Dallas car accident lawyer at 972-774-9800 for your free consultation.