A man is dead and another person is injured following a head-on collision in San Antonio, Texas.
About the Fatal Head-On Collision
A man was driving the wrong way down I-35, near the San Antonio Military Medical Center, when he collided head-on with another driver.
The wrong way driver, identified as Randy Dwain Fuselier Jr., age 31, died early Tuesday, June 10th at the scene of the accident.
Police were notified around 2 a.m. about Fuselier driving the wrong-way down I-35 and East Houston Street. Fuselier was driving for about ten miles northbound in the southbound lanes of I-35 at Binz-Engleman Road when he crashed head-on into a Buick Regal, according to police.
The Buick’s driver had to be cut from the vehicle by firefighters. The driver had multiple fractures but is in stable condition at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Police are still unsure as to where Fuselier entered the highway.
Head-On Collision Statistics
- Head-on collisions are often the most fatal type of road traffic collision.
- U.S. statistics show that in 2005, head-on crashes were only 2.0% of all crashes, yet accounted for 10.1% of US fatal crashes.
- Head-on collisions are commonly caused by:
- Aggressive lane changes or poor judgment while passing another vehicle
- Construction and/or altered traffic patterns
- Failure to follow all road signage
- Debris, such as potholes or other hindrances on the road
- Distracted driving and general negligence
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Limited visibility due to weather
- Taking a turn too wide, fast, or recklessly
- Various vehicle malfunctions