Last night, right before 1 a.m. a wrong-way driver was involved in a crash on Loop 1604 eastbound near San Antonio’s Northwest Side. According to police, the driver was arrested and charged with intoxication, assault, and unlawful carry of a firearm. Apparently, the man crashed into a woman’s car, pinning her inside. Her condition is unknown, but she was taken to University Hospital for her injuries.
Often, those at fault for wrong-way accidents are intoxicated. Drunk driving makes up a significate portion of the causes of wrong-way driving. Another common cause is fatigued drivers. Usually, this happens late at night. The low visibility combined with the inability to focus can lead to this unfortunate situation. If you know someone is driving intoxicated or witnessed a wrong-way driver, call 911 immediately. The police will try and locate the driver before they have the chance to harm anyone. But this doesn’t mean these are the only causes. Even sober and wide awake drivers can cause these accidents.
Wrong-way driving usually results in serious injuries to those involved. These head-on collisions often happen at high speeds, and may even result in fatalities. If a victim is lucky to survive, they often face a long road to recovery. Extensive medical treatment is required, and that comes with expensive medical bills. Often, victims suffer from back and neck trauma, or even traumatic brain injuries. Sometimes, broken bones or other internal injuries can result from wrong-way accidents.
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