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Woman Dies After Being Hit By Car At Bus Stop in Dallas

According to many media outlets including FOX4 News, a woman was killed on Sunday afternoon, August 5, 2018, after being involved in a car accident when she was hit by a car while waiting at a bus stop in Dallas, Texas.

Details of the East Dallas car crash

According to the authorities, the woman was waiting at the bus stop on North Buckner Boulevard near Peavy Road at around 2 p.m. when she was struck by a car. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The severity of the driver’s injuries were unknown when he was taken to the hospital. Friends of the victim said she worked at a nearby Walmart and described her as a sweet woman.

Common causes of Run-off-road  Dallas car accidents

Run-off-road collision occur when a vehicle leaves the road and hits a bystander or an object. Run-off-road (ROR) car crashes usually involve only a single vehicle. Contributing factors often include:

  • Loss of control and brake failure
  • Mis-judging a curve,
  • Trying to avoid collision with other road users, crossing pedestrians and sometimes animals.
  • Fatigue and loss of consciousness
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Distraction and inattentiveness
  • Weather condition e.g. rain, fog, snow, and dust
  • Slick road due to ice or loose debris
  • Illegal maneuver
  • Driver having heart attack or other physical crises.
  • Panic

Prevention and mitigation of Run-off-road crash

There are several ways to prevent or reduce the effects of run-off-road collisions. It includes the following:

  • Placing high friction overlays
  • Improving curve banking
  • Avoid distracted driving
  • Avoid driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs
  • Check out for curve warning signs

Contact an accident lawyer in Dallas to discuss your options

If you have been involved in a car accident in Dallas, or any other city in Texas, you may have the right to compensation for your injuries and property damage. Call The Patel Firm PLLC’s Dallas injury law office today in Dallas, Texas today to schedule a case evaluation and discover more about your legal options moving forward. From the moment you call our office for representation, we guarantee we will work hard and efficiently to resolve your matter. If you have lost a family member due to an accident Speak to a car accident attorney in Dallas today to discuss your options. You can call, text, or email the firm at any time. 24/7/365, someone at The Patel Firm PLLC is ready and waiting to speak with you. Reach out to us today.

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