According to a report by News 4 San Antonio, a man ran into a pole late at night in the San Antonio area, causing him to total his car and get sent to the hospital. Unfortunately these problems are often more common when you are driving at night due to drunk drivers, sleepy drivers, and vision problems. How can you prevent these incidents from happening? The best thing to do is just not drive at night. Most people don’t have to drive at night, and if they need to go to work they can use public transportation or take alternative routes that aren’t as dangerous.
Since there are few things to do in order to prevent late night chaos on the road, how should you respond after a late night driving accident? There are plenty of San Antonio car accidents that occur at the late hours, but these accidents are also somewhat troubling because there aren’t as many people around. Let’s take a look at how you should respond.
Call the Authorities as Soon as Possible
This is your first order of business. If you speak to the police then just tell them that you are a little concerned since it is the night time and tell them about your location and what you car looks like. This ties into the third point we will make in this article, but the main thing is to get the police or paramedics out the the car accident scene as quickly as possible. It’s best to make this call before you get out of the car and speak with the other person who is in the same accident. If you are by yourself and you hit a pole or something, just drive to a safe area and call the police.
Wave the Other Driver to a Parking Lot or Area Where There Are More People
Try your hardest to keep driving so that you can have other people around you when you get out of your car. Chances are the other person in the accident is not a horrible person, but people get heated during accidents so you just want to remain safe. Wave them forward or talk to them through the window. Tell them you would rather drive to a more populated area to chat.
Contact a Friend or Relative and Tell Them Where You Are
After calling the police, try to call one of your friends or relatives while driving to a safe location. Tell them exactly where you are and either have them come out to help you or have them wait around for a confirmation call that you are safe. Remember to take as many pictures and notes as you can about the other driver and state of both of your cars, this will help your personal injury lawyer when sorting out your case.
Let us know in the comments section if you have any questions about how to respond to a late night car accident or protect yourself while driving late at night. If you have experienced a car accident during the night, let us know how you responded.