2 Women in Critical Condition After San Antonio Crash Launched SUV Over Interstate
The impact of a speeding SUV sent another vehicle sailing across two lanes of interstate in San Antonio, Texas, causing severe injuries.
About the San Antonio Crash
The crash took place at the intersection of Westshire Drive and the northbound frontage road of Loop 410 at 10 p.m. on Saturday. According to reports, an SUV driver had been speeding when he crashed into another car.
The force of the impact caused the SUV to lift off the ground and sail across the northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate before landing on the southbound frontage road of Loop 410. Police said the SUV driver had only minor injuries despite having been ejected from the vehicle. His passenger, however, required the Jaws of Life to be removed. Both the driver and passenger of the car that was struck are in critical condition at University Hospital.
The southbound and northbound lanes of Loop 410 closed after the crash, but they have since reopened.
Investigators are searching for the cause of the crash.
The Consequences of Speeding
Speeding is a choice that increases your potential of a deadly crash because it affects several components necessary for vehicle safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), speeding results in:
- Greater potential for loss of vehicle control;
- Reduced effectiveness of occupant protection equipment;
- Increased stopping distance after the driver perceives a danger;
- Increased degree of crash severity leading to more severe injuries;
- Increased fuel consumption/cost.
The NHTSA also shows that 9,717 people were killed due to crashes involving speeding in 2017, accounting for more than a quarter (26%) of all traffic fatalities that year. When you are on the road, you are responsible for not only your safety but also the safety of those you share the road with. To protect yourself and others from a dangerous crash, drive defensively and abide by the posted speed limits.
Contact an Experienced Texas Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.
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