3 Killed in Grand Prairie Wrong-Way Crash
Three people are dead following a wrong-way crash in Grand Prairie early Friday morning.
Details of the Fatal Grand Prairie Wrong-Way Crash
NBC-DFW reports the crash occurred on eastbound Interstate 30 near Belt Line Road at around 12:50 am.
Police say a Ford truck was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when it struck a car head-on. Two occupants in the car and the driver of the truck were declared dead at the scene.
The crash remains under investigation.
What to Do If a Car Is Traveling the Wrong Direction
Seeing an oncoming vehicle barreling down your lane of traffic can be horrifying; however, it is important to remain as calm as possible and take appropriate evasive action.
- Remove your foot from the accelerator and begin applying the brakes. Do this quickly, but in a controlled manner. Do not slam on the brakes.
- Flash your headlights and blare your horn to catch the oncoming driver’s attention.
- Steer to the right of the oncoming vehicle. You may be tempted to move left into oncoming lanes, but if the oncoming driver corrects course, you will collide head-on.
- Try to steer into a clear area. Look for a clear shoulder or level terrain.
- If necessary, driver off the road. It is better to crash into a ditch than collide with another vehicle head-on.
- Call the police and report the driver. Even if you are able to make it through unscathed, your call to the police could save lives further down the road.
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