Black Ice Causes Rollover Crash. Driver Was Treated For Minor Injuries
During the winter months, motorists have to be on the constant lookout for icy conditions, which can cause an accident. The glaze that forms on roads is known as black ice, and it can be particularly dangerous. Black ice is often difficult to see, especially at night, and drivers may not be able to recognize it before the driver can make adjustments to their driving, slowing down to maintain control of the vehicle.
Black ice may be to blame for a rollover crash last week on a service road near Heritage Trace Parkway. CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth reports that the crash happened on Thursday, February 6th at approximately 6:00 P.M.
Officials say that the driver of a pickup truck was traveling on a service road for Interstate 35W when he lost control on a large patch of icy roadway. Investigators say that the ice formed on the road after an area business left their sprinklers on overnight and temperatures reached below freezing.
The truck hit the ice and spun into a rollover crash. The truck stopped, landing on its side.
Emergency crews arrived on the scene to treat the driver who suffered only minor injuries in the accident. The vehicle and wreckage were cleared from the service road and the pavement was treated with sand and de-icing material to prevent further accidents on the slick spot.
So far, no citations have been issued in connection to the crash.