Yesterday morning, a woman was killed in a car wreck in North Dallas near Midway and Frankford when her SUV flipped over and careened into a nearby utility pole. She lost control of her gold SUV when she was unexpectedly hit by a man driving a Toyota RAV 4. He pulled out of his apartment complex and for no apparent reason slammed into the gold SUV.
In many other situations this could have been a minor to middle-grade accident, but the Toyota struck the SUV at a key point. He hit the “right rear quarter panel” according to Fox as she continued to drive forward. This set off a domino effect that would lead to the SUV driver’s death. First the car spun out from the impact, then it encountered a nearby curb. Striking the curb, the car flipped upside down and then continued to hit the utility pole directly on the driver’s side.
The driver of the SUV was trapped alive in her vehicle but later died before at the scene of the accident. As for the Toyota driver who pulled out of his apartment complex, there have not yet been charges filed. So far, there’s no indication that he was under any influence. It’s possible that this was one of those cases that started with a simple, minor mistake but, where everything that could go wrong went wrong.
Nothing yet has been mentioned about the SUV’s condition and if it’s flipping upside down/spinning out of control had anything to do with a manufacturing error. In this day in age it is horrifying to think that such a common vehicle could be so unsafe that a driver is killed in what may have otherwise been a common car accident.