There are many circumstances that can lead a person to lose control of their vehicle. Speed, distracted driving, adverse road conditions, and having to swerve to miss another vehicle or obstacle in the road. In order to stay safe if you’ve found yourself out of control in your vehicle, the first thing to do is not to panic. Keep your hands on the wheel and if you’re driving a manual, shift into neutral. Next, try and steer into and not away from the skid. Steering away can make things worse and cause your vehicle to overturn. While you don’t necessarily have to stop the vehicle, slow down and regain your footing before accelerating again.
The Miami Herald reports on a woman who lost control of her vehicle and crashed into a Miami-Dade Transit Bus. The crash occurred late Monday afternoon. 38-year-old Shakeena Telisha Bullard was driving a 2015 Kia Forte north on the two-lane road that is the main artery leading out of Miami-Dade to the Florida Keys. At around 4:30 p.m., she attempted to pass a vehicle in front of her. At this point, she lost control of her vehicle and crossed into oncoming traffic.
Bullard crossed into the path of a Miami-Dade Transit bus being driven by 49-year-old Alexis Queija. According to the police report, Bullard was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. She was killed in the accident. This was the second fatal crash of that day involving a Miami-Dade Transit bus. At around 7:50 a.m., a motorcyclist was hit and killed when his bike was hit by a bus near Southwest 176th Street and 107th Avenue.
Miami-Dade police are investigating the accident.