Wintry weather is being blamed for slippery roadways across Texoma this week. Early Monday morning, an SUV rolled over on Central Freeway at Airport road. According to KFDX News Channel Three, the incident happened at about 1:30 a.m. Apparently, the driver of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator lost control of the vehicle on an overpass. The SUV struck a guardrail and then rolled over on its side.
Adjusting Speed For Roadway Conditions
Thankfully, no injuries were immediately reported in that crash. Law enforcement officials did report that speed could have been a factor in the rollover wreck. When roadway conditions deteriorate, it’s up to drivers to adjust their speed. It may not always be safe to drive the posted speed limit in certain types of weather conditions. Especially when freezing temperatures are involved, drivers should adjust their speed accordingly. Additionally, it’s also important to remember that bridges and overpasses freeze before other parts of the roadway.
Dangerous Driving Weather
With Texoma’s characteristic wintry weather, drivers in Wichita Falls are encouraged to navigate the roadways safely. If you can, stay home during inclement weather. The fewer cars out on the roads, the safer they will be. If you have to drive during bad weather, remember to slow down and exercise additional caution behind the wheel. Allow plenty of room for cars in front of you also, in case of emergency.
Bridges and Overpasses Freeze First
Extra caution should be exercised when driving over bridges and overpasses. It’s true that they freeze first. Bridges and overpasses are exposed to cold air on all sides and can freeze quickly in bad weather. Bridges could be frozen slick long before the roads start deteriorating, so slow down and exercise caution when crossing overpasses and bridges in cold weather.
After a Car Accident in Wichita Falls
After any kind of car accident, it’s a good idea to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can stay on top of official investigative details and help you to get the compensation you deserve after a car accident. You should worry about getting your life back together. Let your lawyer handle the details while you recover from your injuries.
If you have been injured or if you have lost a loved one due to the dangerous, negligent or careless behavior of another driver, call the skilled team at the Altman Legal Group at 940-761-4000 for a free case consultation today