We’re in that time of year where the weather can make the roads a bit dangerous, even in Arkansas. When the road is wet and the sky is cloudy, it can make it hard for motorists to navigate tight curves and highway roads. This was the case for a woman from Pulaski County this weekend.
57-year old Alissa Blake was driving her Toyota Prius Northbound on Arkansas 300 when she lost control of her car. She was navigating a dangerous curve on the wet roads when her car went off the right side of the road. After leaving the road, the victim’s car hit a tree.
The police aren’t sure exactly what happened to cause Blake to lose control of the Prius. Sadly, she was seriously injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened just North of Lake Marmelle between Blackberry Lane and Penney Lane. The police and rescue crews from Roland responded to the accident.
No other vehicles were involved in the crash. And, there doesn’t appear to have been anyone else in the car with the driver at the time of the accident. Thankfully, there were no other injuries.
The crash happened at about 6:45 am on Friday, January 4, 2020. So far, the victim’s family hasn’t made any comment. Depending on what the investigation reveals, her family may have a potential claim for damages. This would depend on whether a malfunction in the car caused her to lose control. The same would be true if the police learn that another car somehow caused Blake to run off the road.
If you lose a loved one to any fatal car accident in Arkansas, call our Springdale car accident attorneys right away.