Experience brings the driving skills that people need in order to maintain control of their vehicle at all times. Unfortunately, even the most experienced drivers can lose control of their cars. Whether the loss of control is due to environmental conditions such as rain or snow or it is because the driver was distracted or was speeding, knowing what to do can help prevent a crash.
The first thing to do when you feel like you are losing control is often the hardest: do not panic. Make sure to keep your hands on the wheel. If you are driving a manual transmission car, shift into neutral. You want to then steer into the skid or into the direction that your back wheels are trying to go. Then, slowly apply the brakes so that you can come to a controlled stop.
The Times Free Press reports that a 20-year-old pregnant woman had died following a crash in Walker County.
The accident occurred at about 7 p.m. on Monday night in Walker County on North Marble Top Road.
A 20-year-old female from LaFayette was driving northbound on the roadway when she lost control of her Jeep Grand Cherokee while navigating a turn near Lisbon Road.
The vehicle veered off the road and hit a driveway culvert, causing it to spin. The car then drove into a ditch and overturned before coming to a rest on the passenger side.
The driver was rushed to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver’s fiancé was seriously injured in the March accident that left two people dead.
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