Driver Loses Control, Car Roof Sheared Off

There are many reasons that a driver might lose control of their car, causing it to veer off a roadway. The number one cause of loss of control is weather conditions. Rain, when it first begins, can make a roadway slick, causing tires to lose traction. However, weather is not the only reason behind drivers losing control of their vehicles. Faulty brakes, steering rods, and other mechanisms can cause a driver to lose control of a car. A tire that blows out at high speeds can be to blame. Driver inexperience and overcorrecting are other common causes of loss of control.

WCTV reports on a Gadsden County crash where the driver lost control, injuring two people.

The crash took place just after 1 a.m. on Sunday on US Highway 27 near John Yawn Place.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the driver of a Ford Focus suddenly veered off of the roadway and lost control of the vehicle. The car crashed into a ditch and slammed into a downed tree, which sheared off the roof. The car then continued along the shoulder, causing the undercarriage to strike an embankment, sending the car airborne. The 23-year-old then struck several standing trees, causing the car to overturn.

23-year-old De’Janay Bryant was ejected from the vehicle during the crash. She is in the hospital with critical injuries. There was a second passenger in the vehicle, but they only suffered from minor injuries. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Malique Byrd, was also transported to an area hospital with critical injuries.

The cause of the crash is still being investigated.