20-Year-Old Killed in Head-On Collision

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Head-on collisions are often the result of distracted driving.


Young Driver Killed in Head-On Collision on Southeast Side

According to a San Antonio Express-News report, a man is dead after crashing head-on into a pickup truck on the Southeast Side.

Police reported the incident occurred at around 12 p.m. on the 4700 block of East Southcross Boulevard. The man was speeding when he crossed over a yellow line into oncoming traffic, colliding head-on with a pickup truck. Police say he was attempting to pass at the time. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other driver was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Did You Know?

Head-on collisions killed 636 people in Texas in 2022.

Top 3 Causes of Head-on Collisions in San Antonio

People die every day in auto accidents in Texas, and head-on collisions are one of the most deadly kinds of accidents. They have a 58% fatality rate, and no wonder — high-speed collisions with cars traveling in opposite directions cause incredible devastation.

This article will cover the top 3 causes of head-on collisions in San Antonio and what to do if you’re injured in a head-on collision.

Distracted Driving

Driving while texting, changing clothes, talking on the phone, fiddling with the radio, and many other ways to drive distracted are the most common reasons for head-on collisions. It only takes a few seconds to drift into oncoming traffic and potentially end your life or the life of another driver.

Distracted driving is illegal, but that doesn’t stop most people. If you want to avoid a head-on collision in San Antonio, stay alert.

Tired  Driving

Fatigued drivers often make careless mistakes. Driving when you are exhausted has similar effects on the brain as alcohol impairment, including reduced cognitive abilities and performance. It’s very dangerous to yourself and other drivers.

As the busy holiday season approaches, make sure you start your driving prepared. Get plenty of sleep the night before your family road trip, drink a cup of coffee or two if you start to feel tired, and don’t hesitate to find somewhere to pull over for a 20-minute nap. It could save your life.

Inappropriate Response to Poor Weather/ Low Visibility

Winter brings shorter days, longer periods of darkness, and poor weather to San Antonio. Make sure to adjust your driving behavior to suit the conditions on the road. If it’s dark and raining, the speed limit may be too fast for safe driving. Construction and heavy traffic only increase the dangers of poor road conditions, so slow down and turn your lights on when conditions call for it.

Hit by a Reckless Driver in San Antonio?

Distracted, careless, and fatigued drivers can change your life forever in an instant. If you were severely hurt or lost a loved one in a head-on collision in San Antonio, Carabin Shaw can help.

Hire Carabin Shaw Auto Accident Attorneys

Our firm has represented families who lost their loved ones in head-on collisions in San Antonio for 30 years. We know how devastating suddenly losing a loved one is to you and your family, and we care. Contact the team who puts their clients first at 800-862-1260 today to receive your free case evaluation.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw Attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹San Antonio Express-News report


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