Just because someone has a green light doesn’t always mean it’s always safe to drive through an intersection. People run red lights all the time.
Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) May 22, 2013
Fort Worth auto accident lawyer Jason Stephens today said a recent fatal car accident involving a driver who allegedly ran a red light serves as a reminder about developing safe driving habits, particularly in and around intersections, and illustrates how dangerous intersections can be.
A vehicle reportedly ran a red light at an intersection near Fort Worth on April 28, 2013, and crashed into another car, which burst into flames and killed three passengers trapped in the back seat, according to the Dallas Morning News on April 28. The fatal Fort Worth car accident serves as a vivid reminder of just how dangerous intersections can be, said Stephens, whose firm represents people seriously injured in accidents and families who have lost loved ones.
“Just because someone has a green light doesn’t always mean it’s always safe to drive through an intersection,” Stephens said. “People run red lights all the time. They may be distracted or they may be driving aggressively. When they do, the risk of being in a serious or even fatal car accident is very real.”
Stephens said drivers approaching an intersection should prepare for the possibility that the other driver will make an error. “You should scan the intersection as your approaching. You may notice a driver is not slowing down as he or she approaches a red light. Even if you have a green light, prepare to brake if a car enters the intersection,” Stephens said.
He said all drivers should minimize distractions. “Don’t use cell phones while driving. If you need to text or make a call, pull over to a safe location. If you’ve been drinking, use a designated sober driver or call a taxi,” Stephens said. “We’ve seen too many tragic accidents that should never have happened.”
The Fort Worth accident happened around 2 p.m. on April 28 on the westbound side of state Highway 199/Jacksboro Highway at Hangar Cutoff Road just south of Eagle Mountain Lake, according to CBS 11 on April 28. A minivan collided with a Kia Soul at the intersection. The Kia Soul then burst into flames, CBS 11 reported. The drivers and front passengers of both vehicles managed to escape, but three passengers were trapped in the back seat of the Kia Soul and died in the accident, CBS 11 reported.
As a personal injury lawyer in Fort Worth, Stephens said he knows how devastating a fatal car accident can be on a family. “We have seen firsthand what families experience after such a tragic accident,” Stephens said. “The grief can be overwhelming. Knowing what to do can be confusing. We can help. We know the laws. We know how to investigate accidents. We know how to build a strong legal case.”
For more information about fatal car accidents in Texas and the legal options available to Texas families, call (877) 920-9009 or go to http://www.stephensanderson.com.
About Stephens Anderson & Cummings, LLP
Serving clients in Dallas, Fort Worth, Oklahoma City and throughout Texas and Oklahoma, the personal injury law firm of Stephens Anderson & Cummings, LLP has a strong track record for winning a wide range of legal cases. From auto accidents to construction accidents, attorneys Jason Stephens, Seth Anderson and John Cummings also handle truck accidents, oil and gas well accidents, sexual abuse and wrongful death cases. Stephens Anderson & Cummings provides a free case analysis to all potential clients. The law firm works on a contingency fee basis. That means clients only pay fees and expenses if the firm makes a recovery.
Stephens Anderson & Cummings is located at 4200 West Vickery Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.