There is no secret that speeding cause serious car accidents. This is the case for two men in North Texas who were involved in a fatal car wreck in Dallas.
A Fatal Combination
According to official reports, a car accident occurred early Sunday morning in the 3100 block of Walnut Hill in Dallas, Texas. The accident consisted of two vehicles. The wreck occurred after a driver in a Mustang, speeding, rear-ended a Honda Civic. The Civic, transporting two men - a 35-year-old and a 45-year-old - impacted a tree, and due to the force of the accident the passenger was ejected. The back portion of the car was split in two. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene. As to the Mustang, the vehicle spun towards the right and impacted a nearby power pole, which broke in half.
However, there is an additional piece of information that leads investigators to know the cause of the wreck. According to police officers, the driver of the Mustang, a 23-year-old man, was intoxicated when he was driving. As a result, the driver was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.
Drivers Should Be Careful Driving at Night
Although all forms of driving in any time of the day should be done with safety, driving at night should be performed at equal or higher safety levels.
This is due to a variety of reasons. First, as was the case for this accident, drivers who have consumed alcohol are more likely to be on the road at later hours of the day, and during the weekend. Second, drivers assume that there is a decreased presence of police on the road at later hours in the evening.
This can make drivers drive recklessly and do things they otherwise would not do, such as speeding or not using their blinkers. These are simple things that can cause an accident, which is why drivers must be alert at all times without any exceptions.
How Can Driving Be Safe at Night?
As mentioned above, driving at night can be a very dangerous task - but it doesn’t have to be that way. Driving is a responsibility that all drivers must have. Tasks such as speeding, texting, and being distracted can lead to unwanted consequences. Do you have any recommendations for drivers who are planning to drive at night? What would you advise them to do? Let us know in the comments below, and remember: safe driving.