A group of Good Samaritans in Houston rescued a man from a fiery crash that claimed the life of the vehicle’s driver.
Details of the Fiery Houston Crash
According to News 4 SA, the crash occurred around 3:00 am Sunday at the intersection of Chimney Rock and San Felipe near downtown Houston.
Police say a woman was driving a black Jeep when she crashed into a tree. The car burst into flames.
Nearby residents heard the crash and ran out to assist. They were able to break the back window of the Jeep and pull a passenger of the vehicle out, saving his life.
The Good Samaritans were unable to get the driver out of the vehicle. She died at the scene.
Police say the passenger was unable to identify the woman driving. The crash is still under investigation.
Five Leading Causes of Single-Vehicle Car Crashes
When a person thinks of car accidents, we often imagine two or more vehicles colliding. However, according to TxDOT, single-vehicle crashes accounted for at least 34.75% of all traffic fatalities recorded in Texas in 2020.
Among the leading causes of single-car crashes in Texas are:
- Speeding is among the leading factors in all traffic collisions. This is also true for single-vehicle crashes. Speeding vehicles are more likely to overturn, lose control, or drive off the road. When colliding with an object like a tree or structure, excess speed greatly increases the risk of death.
- Drunk Driving. According to the Department of Transportation, drunk drivers are 30-percent more likely to be involved in a single-car crash than sober drivers. Drunk drivers are also more likely to speed and drive recklessly.
- Distracted Driving. Whether using a cell phone, adjusting the radio, or talking with passengers, driver distractions are a major factor in single-vehicle crashes. Distracted drivers often drift out of their lane and may drift off the road or into a median, barrier, or object.
- Fatigue Driving. Driving while drowsy or fatigued can greatly increase your risk of being involved in a single-vehicle crash. Like distracted drivers, fatigued drivers may drift out of their lane or off the road.
- Poor Weather Conditions. Weather and road conditions can greatly impact a driver’s safety. This is one reason motorists are taught to “drive to the conditions.” This means adjusting speed based on potential hazards like wet roads, icy roads, thick fog, or high winds.
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