A man recently died from slamming his car into a median between the exit and highway, according to MySanAntonio. There aren’t any leads to why this accident occurred, but there are always the common culprits, like alcohol and sleep deprivation. Regardless, crashing into a median by yourself, without any other cars in the pictures is an interesting situation. First of all you want to ensure that you are in good physical health, because not going to the hospital after an accident is a poor move. However, how do you avoid a one-car accident? The problem with one car accidents is that they are difficult to gain compensation for. Even if there was a problem with the road or your employer forced you to work while you were sleepy, it’s tough to prove this in court because you are the only person involved in the accident.
Let’s take a look at how you can avoid a San Antonio car accident where you are the only one involved.
Never Drive When You Are Tired
Let’s say your boss wants to you stay late at work, but you are super tired. What do you do? Either stay late and sleep at work (or in your car in the parking lot) or tell your boss that you are way too tired and that it wouldn’t be safe to drive home in this condition. Slamming into a median while asleep is one of the most dangerous accidents. You lose complete control of your car and you typically total your vehicle.
Don’t Drive When You Are Drunk
This is a no-brainer but tons of people still do this everyday. Never drink and drive. You shouldn’t do this because it is a threat to other people on the road, and you have no chance of winning a legal battle. You can go to jail for your drinking and driving, even if you are the only one in the accident. Drunk drivers are frowned upon everywhere in the world and you will have a tough time arguing that you had a reason to drink and drive.
Pull to the Side of the Road if the Conditions Aren’t Right
If it’s too rainy or the snow is unbearable, pull to the side of the road or into a parking lot. If you think someone is drunk or tired in front of you, pull to the side until they move away from you. If any type of situation on the road is not safe for you to drive then stop what you are doing and pull to the side.
Share your thoughts in the comments section below and let us know if you have any questions about how to avoid a one vehicle car accident. There are plenty of ways to get into a one vehicle car crash, but how do you avoid them? Let us know if you have ever gotten in a one vehicle accident in the past and if we missed anything on this list.