Man Arrested After Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Man and Two Children
According to a KSAT News report, a man was arrested after injuring a man and two children with his vehicle after running a red light on the Southwest Side of San Antonio.
Police reported that the incident, which occurred on Southwest Military Drive and New Laredo Highway, was caused by a speeding driver who ran a red light at an intersection at around 10 p.m. on June 19, 2023. The driver struck a red Dodge Caravan, causing it to veer into a white Toyota Tundra. The driver who caused the incident was unharmed and arrested for aggravated assault, while the driver of the Dodge Caravan was rescued from his vehicle with critical injuries and taken to the hospital by first responders. Two children also received minor injuries as a result of the collision, and no other injuries were reported.
Did You Know?
Six hundred-seven children died in car crashes in the United States in 2020.
Child Traffic Fatalities in Texas
Child safety in Texas becomes even more important during the summer months when kids are out of school and sharing the road at all hours of the day. Children die in auto accidents at an incredibly high rate in Texas, due partially to the fact that overall fatalities are higher but also because of reckless driving behaviors.
Driving Safely Around Children
No matter where a driver is, they should always obey all traffic laws. However, there are a few steps a driver can take to be extra cautious of children when driving.
- Check Twice When Backing Up – Children can often be missed by a first glance behind when backing up, especially in grocery store parking lots and neighborhood driveways. Many vehicles now come with cameras that increase rear-view visibility, but if you don’t have one, make sure to check twice for children before backing up.
- Stay Alert and Expect Erratic Behavior – Children at play or on their phones are apt to make poor decisions and not pay attention to drivers, especially in neighborhoods where they feel safe. Expect to encounter erratic behavior from children and always use extra caution when driving through neighborhoods, even when children are not immediately visible.
- Slow Down – 1 in 5 children killed in auto accidents are pedestrians, and one of the most common factors in pedestrian accidents is speeding. Oftentimes, when a driver is close to their home or in their neighborhood, they relax safety and are more likely to speed, run stop signs, and pay less attention. Always follow the reduced speed limits in neighborhoods and drive even slower at night or when visibility is low.
Texas leads the nation in child fatalities from motor vehicle accidents, and that should not be the case. If your child was injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, contact Carabin Shaw.
Child Injury Attorneys Serving San Antonio
At Carabin Shaw, we are committed to keeping Texas children safe. Because of this, if your child was injured or tragically taken from you because of a reckless driver, we will fight to make sure that you and your family receive the total legal compensation you are entitled to. Contact our team with thirty years of experience at Carabin Shaw today to get started at 800-862-1260 or fill out this form. We look forward to serving you.