(June 27, 2022) An off-duty Somerset police officer was injured, and one driver was killed in an accident in Bexar County on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The accident occurred on 1-35 South and Benton City Road at around 4:15 a.m. It is unclear what caused the accident, and the investigation is still ongoing. One vehicle had flipped over, trapping the unresponsive driver inside. Emergency Medical Services attempted to rescue the driver, who had not been identified, but they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The off-duty officer suffered a broken leg and a blow to the head and was transported to University Hospital for treatment in stable condition.
An hour earlier on the same night, a man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a brutal two-vehicle accident on the North side of San Antonio. The crash happened on Blanco and Basse at around 3 a.m. Sunday, June 26, 2022. For unknown reasons, a woman driving near the Allena Village shopping center broadsided a pickup truck. The force of the impact sent the pickup through a rock wall and into the shopping center’s parking lot. The driver of the pickup was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. It was not reported whether the woman was injured, and police are investigating the accident.
Common Injuries from Texas Car Accidents
Injuries vary in severity based on many factors. These include where the vehicle was hit, whether seat belts were worn, whether the airbags deployed, and at what speed the accident occurred. Injuries are usually classified as either penetration injuries or impact injuries. Penetration injuries usually result in cuts and scrapes, either from shattered glass from damaged windows or common items found in cars that become dangerous projectiles when in an accident. These can be anything from cell phones to coffee cups. Impact injuries are from – you guessed it – impacts with blunt objects, like striking the dashboard or the side of the vehicle. The amount of legal compensation you can obtain from injuries obtained from a motor vehicle accident is determined by many factors. In order to ensure that you receive the full legal compensation for your or your passenger’s injuries, contact an experienced Texas auto accident attorney.
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