Articles Tagged with Auto Accident

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(May 20, 2022) Two people fled the scene of an accident early this morning when a pickup truck collided with two trains on the West Side, according to KSAT. The accident happened at around 2:15 AM when a pickup truck drove off of a dead-end road and through a fence, colliding with a train parked on the nearby tracks. Police say that the drivers fled the vehicle. Later, another train collided with the pickup truck, wedging it between the two trains. No injuries were reported as a result. Both crashes happened on the tracks at the end of Kirk Place, which is a neighborhood street near Highway 90. When police reached the owner of the pickup by phone, he denied driving the truck, saying he had lent it to two friends who called him after the collision. The police have been unable to reach them. The road was temporarily closed while clean-up crews spent hours clearing the debris.

Do I have to call the police if I have been in an accident?

Texas Law requires that the police are notified of any vehicle accident if someone has been injured or killed or if damages exceed $1,000. Failure to do so is illegal and can result in either a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the extent of the damage or injuries.

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(May 20, 2022) Late Thursday night, around 11 P.M., a 35-year-old man was struck by a motor vehicle while trying to cross the street, according to KSAT news. The accident occurred around North Zarzamora road on the 1700 block of Fredericksburg Road, just north of Downtown near Interstate 10. Police stated that though the driver did not stop to render aid, he was not found to be intoxicated, and no charges are currently being filed. The pedestrian, whose name has not been released, was taken to University Hospital last night in critical condition. His name was not released. There have been no updates as of this morning.

Texas Accidents on the Rise

On March 14, 2022, the TxDOT reported that 2021 marked the second-deadliest year for Texas roadways, with 4,480 people killed. That is a mere two hundred and twenty-one less than the deadliest year since 1940, reported in 1981. Several thousand of these deaths were caused by the simple but devastating mistakes of not wearing a seatbelt or driving over the posted speed limit. 2021 also saw a 15% increase in fatalities over 2020, with an 18.4% increase in the first half of the year alone. The TxDOT is tracking accidents to determine where roads need to be improved to make our roads safer. However, the primary responsibility for safe roads in Texas lies in the hands of Texas motorists. Commissioner Laura Ryan said, “Driving behavior is the cause, but also one of the most important solutions. This is not blame. These are the facts. We all have a role.” If you or someone you love has been affected by the careless actions of a Texas motorist, you may be entitled to legal compensation. Our Law Office has been representing the people of San Antonio and the surrounding area for thirty years, and we have the expertise and experience necessary to represent you.

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(May 1, 2022) A man is in critical condition at the hospital after being struck by an intoxicated driver while crossing the street last night, April 31, 2022, as reported by KSAT. Apparently, the man was crossing the street at the 8100 block of Marbach on San Antonio’s West Side, when he was struck by a silver vehicle. He was seriously injured, as reported by the police, and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. However, he was stable as of last night. The driver of the silver vehicle fled the scene and was charged with failure to render aid after he was found near the accident by the police. They also reported that the man appeared to be intoxicated and was also charged with driving while intoxicated. 

Early this morning, May 1, 2022, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while attempting to cross Interstate 10 on the 9700 block on the West Side. Police reported that a distressed and unclothed woman approached their vehicle while they were parked in a parking lot near an I-10 access road at 1:35 A.M. The officers called for Emergency Medical Services and requested a female officer, but the woman became confrontational when they attempted to render aid. She then fled across the highway when she was fatally struck by an oncoming vehicle, which was unable to avoid her. The driver did not stop to render aid, but no charges are pending at this time.

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During assessing a crash that had just happened, the crews onsite got a call about another crash that had just occurred. This crash occurred at around 1 a.m. on a Monday on Highway 151 access road. In this crash, the female driver of the vehicle was driving on Loop 410 when she suddenly could no longer control her car, and it, unfortunately, rolled over. Because her vehicle rolled over, it trapped her inside, and she was unable to escape on her own. When the firefighters arrived and the scene, they managed to cut the woman out of the vehicle. Her injuries sustained in this single-vehicle accident were severe enough to be considered life-threatening. She was immediately brought to University Hospital for medical treatment. 

It is frightening and dangerous when a vehicle rolls over, and the driver and passengers involved may sustain devastating injuries. Unfortunately, rollovers are more likely to happen when SUVs and trucks are involved in the accident. Understanding the kinds of automobiles that are most likely to roll over in a crash and how to reduce your chances of getting into a rollover accident can help you make better choices while driving.

According to vehicle safety tests, the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe are among the most likely vehicles to roll over. Even so, it is essential to note that any automobile can roll over regardless of make and model under the correct conditions. Those who have sustained injuries in rollover accidents may be entitled to compensation. Rollover crashes can be minimized by taking certain steps.

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An accident that led to injuries sustained by two individuals occurred early on a Monday morning on the city’s Southeast Side. The crash happened at roughly 1 a.m. on SE Military Drive near South W.W. White Road. Initially reported, the female driver and one passenger were heading down SE Military when the driver couldn’t control the car, and it rolled over numerous times off the road.

The police stated the driver was able to escape the car. However, the passenger, unfortunately, had to be extracted by firefighters. They were both hastily transported to Brooke Army Medical Center. While the driver is listed as stable, the passenger is unfortunately in a more severe condition.

The injuries and damages sustained can be extremely severe when rollover accidents occur. Not only are you in danger of sustaining injuries, but other vehicles on the road are as well. There are many different types of injuries you could suffer in these types of accidents. Some of these include Head trauma, Brain damage, Soft-tissue injuries like whiplash, Concussions, Spinal cord injury, Paraplegia / Quadriplegia, Amputations, Burns, and Scars from glass or flying debris.

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(April 20, 2022) On Monday, April 18, 2022, a head-on collision on the far East side of Bexar County left one person dead at the scene, as reported by News4SA. The accident happened Monday night at around 10 PM on Loop 1604 near Farm-to-Market 1346. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and deputies reported that a red pick-up truck crashed head-on with a black Sedan. It is unclear who is at fault at this time. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and another was transported to the hospital with a broken leg but no life-threatening injuries. More information will be provided when it becomes available.

Who is at fault in an auto accident in San Antonio?

Personal Injury and Negligence law varies widely between States. Texas is an “At-Fault” State, as opposed to a “No-Fault” State like Florida or Pennsylvania. This means that any driver who is either completely or at least 50% responsible for an accident must take legal responsibility for it. To recover damages from the responsible party, the plaintiff must prove that the other party is at least 50% responsible for the accident. That is why it is important to call the police, or if the police cannot come to the accident site, to go to the police station and file a report if you have been in an auto accident in San Antonio. Our experienced attorneys at the Law Office of Carabin Shaw have nearly 30 years of experience dealing with big insurance companies here in San Antonio. If you think you have a personal injury claim, it’s important that you contact a reliable firm as soon as possible.

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On April 13, 2022, a major accident on I-10 near De Zavala resulted in two people being hospitalized, with one man dying from his injuries as reported by KSAT News. The crash was apparently caused by a blown tire on an 18-wheeler causing it to swerve to the left. It crashed into two vehicles, a Toyota Corolla and a Jeep latitude. The Corolla was driven onto a nearby median, where it slid until it was slammed into a metal pillar, and there it erupted into flames. The driver, a man, was taken to the hospital in critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries and tragically lost his life. He was 55-year-old Johnny Rodriguez Jr. of Boerne, as identified by Bexar County medical examiner. The driver of the Jeep was also taken to the hospital with non-critical injuries. The condition of the driver of the Jeep and the driver of the gravel rig is unknown at this time. The accident happened just after 5 P.M. and resulted in a major traffic pileup, as reported by fire officials attempting to clear the scene. 

A fully loaded gravel rig can weigh up to 20,000 pounds. This tremendous weight combined with Interstate speeds often results in devastating accidents like this one. Because of this, even though trucking accidents only account for roughly six percent of total accidents in the United States, they have destructive consequences. Nearly 28 percent of trucking accidents result in serious injury, and over 11 percent result in fatality. This means that 107,000 people are injured, and 4,415 people are killed every year in an accident with an 18-wheeler. 

Have you or someone you love been injured by an 18-wheeler in San Antonio or the surrounding area? Call Carabin Shaw Today.

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(Monday, March 28th) A fatal single-vehicle rollover crash occurred leaving a 4-year-old child deceased at the scene. The Boerne police were dispatched at 2:13 p.m. The accident happened on eastbound I-10 near mile marker 539. An initial investigation revealed that the driver of the black SUV was unable to control the vehicle and overcorrected, causing the SUV to roll repeatedly. 

The SUV had three passengers and a driver, the driver was an adult female, and the passengers were an infant, a 2-year old child, and a 4-year-old child. The Initial investigation revealed the children possibly weren’t appropriately restrained in their child safety seats. Unfortunately, all of the children were ejected from the car when the crash occurred, some of them suffering fatal injuries. The 4-year-old was declared dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Michelle Van Stavern of Precinct 1. The other three who sustained injuries were rushed to University Hospital in San Antonio for medical attention. 

When the right conditions exist, any vehicle can rollover; however, SUVs and vans are most likely to suffer from these types of dangerous collisions. In the United States, SUVs are being bought at a higher rate than any other type of vehicle. In a city like San Antonio, where there is a high concentration of traffic, such a crash can cause multiple injuries or even death if one of these big vehicles flips or rolls over. 

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According to San Antonio Police, early Monday morning, March 7th, a tragic automobile accident occurred, which left a man dead after his vehicle collided with an 18-Wheeler. These events took place on Loop 410 southbound, near the Pearsall Road exit, at around 3:45 a.m. The man’s dark-colored sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler that pulled off onto the side of the highway. He was trapped inside the automobile underneath the back end of the 18-wheeler. Sadly the man driving the SUV died. However, the driver of the 18-wheeler did not suffer injuries. 

Car accidents are unique to each individual. The damages, injuries, and specific losses suffered by each individual injured in a car wreck will vary. Generally, most car accidents can be attributed to negligence or a momentary lack of attention, but some can also be attributed to reckless behavior. High-speed driving and driving while intoxicated (DWI or DUI) are examples of reckless behavior. In addition to understanding the rules of the road, our car wreck lawyers understand the special duties imposed on drivers and operators. Our practice of searching for answers over the years has sometimes allowed us to pinpoint the underlying causes of most car accidents and determine the responsible party. Our car accident attorneys have handled numerous car wreck losses over the past 15 years.

In most cases of liability claims, determining who is at fault in a car wreck is a matter of figuring out who is negligent. You can turn to our car accident attorneys for assistance in determining who was at fault in your accident. The first thing we’ll do is to obtain your police report, analyze the traffic laws, interview witnesses, and, if necessary, hire investigators or experts to determine who was at fault for your car accident.

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(Sunday, March 27th) Just after midnight near SE Military Drive, a deadly accident occurred involving an intoxicated driver, as reported by Fox News. Police reported that the driver of the 2006 Chevy trailblazer swerved into oncoming traffic, striking a 2004 Buick Rendezvous. As a result of the head-on collision, the driver of the Buick, a woman, was ejected from the vehicle. Unfortunately, she was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the chevy had to be cut from the vehicle by the local fire department and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. It was there that he was found to be intoxicated, and the police reported that he would be booked by proxy for intoxication manslaughter. There was a passenger, another woman, in the now-deceased woman’s Buick. She was injured but in stable condition at the hospital. The road had to be blocked off for several hours during the investigation and clean-up. 

Drunk Driving in Texas

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 29 people die every day due to an intoxicated driver in the United States. This is the equivalent of one death every fifty minutes. The State of Texas has some of the highest rates of accidents involving impaired driving in the country. The Texas Department of Transportation reported 813 fatal crashes and 914 fatalities caused by impaired drivers in 2020. Drunk driving comes with serious consequences and affects thousands of people every year. The law office of Carabin Shaw has been representing the drivers of San Antonio and the surrounding area for nearly 30 years. We have the tools and expertise to help. Contact our firm today.

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