Vehicle Loses Control, Crashes Through an East Side Apartment Complex Window

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What causes drivers to lose control of their vehicles in San Antonio?


Driver Crashes Through Apartment Complex Window on the East Side

According to a KSAT News report, a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into an apartment complex on the East Side Sunday night.

Police reported the incident occurred at around 11:15 p.m. on the 2900 block of Rigsby Ave. near S WW White Road at the Oak Meadow Villa Apartments complex. The driver was reportedly entering the complex when they lost control of their vehicle for unknown reasons. It struck a unit, causing moderate damage, but no one was hurt. Fire officials later reported the complex was okay, but the estimated cost of the damage is unknown. It is unclear if anyone occupied the unit at the time of the accident.

Did You Know?

14,000 of the 37% of motor vehicle fatalities nationwide happen because someone lost control of their vehicle.

What to do if You Lose Control of Your Vehicle in San Antonio

The one thing you never want to do when driving is lose control of your vehicle. It’s incredibly dangerous (and scary) and causes many serious single-vehicle and multi-vehicle accidents across Texas.

Fortunately, there are steps you can take that can greatly reduce your risk of losing control of your vehicle in the first place. Let’s look at some of those steps and what to do if you do end up losing control of your vehicle in San Antonio.


There are common characteristics that accompany loss of control accidents in San Antonio. Those are:

  • Speeding
  • Inclement Weather Conditions
  • Fatigue
  • Vehicle Malfunction (i.e., blowout, suspension issues, steering issues)
  • Road Conditions (gravel, potholes, construction debris)
  • Distracted Driving

Fortunately, many of these common causes for loss of vehicle control can be prevented. To avoid losing control of your vehicle, follow these steps:

  1. Drive Responsibly — Speeding, tailgating, texting while driving, or driving when you’re exhausted are all irresponsible behaviors that endanger you and those around you. Instead, follow all of the rules of the road.
  2. Maintain Your Vehicle — Regularly check to ensure that your tires are fully inflated and the correct type for the road/weather conditions you’ll be facing.

What to do When You Lose Control

Randomly coming up on debris in the roadway or driving in icy conditions can cause even the most careful and skilled drivers to lose control. If you ever lose control of your vehicle, remember these tips:

  1. Don’t Panic — Suddenly slamming on the brakes and jerking the wheel makes a bad situation worse. Do your best to keep a level head.
  2. Don’t Let Go of the Wheel — Some people’s reaction to losing control is to let go of the wheel to cover their face. Keep your hands on the wheel at all times so that you can regain control.
  3. Slowly Press the Brake — Trying to slam on the brake can make a skid worse. Bring your vehicle to a slow stop.
  4. Turn in the Direction of the Skid — This is the fastest way to regain traction when hydroplaning.
  5. Let Both Front Tires Leave the Roadway — If one of your front tires slips off the roadway, slowly bring the other tire into the grass/dirt before turning back on the road.

Lose Control of Your Vehicle in San Antonio? Call Carabin Shaw

Drivers are not always at fault for losing control of their vehicle, especially if it was caused by a defect or road conditions. Contact the team at Carabin Shaw to find out if you have a case at 800-862-1260. We look forward to serving you.

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

¹KSAT Report

²Loss of Control Data


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