Alcohol-Impaired Driver Crashes Head-On into Minivan with Family of 5 Inside

A San Antonio driver faces an intoxication assault charge after crashing his vehicle into a minivan late Tuesday night, local police said.

About the San Antonio Drunk Driving Crash

The crash took place on Interstate 35 southbound near Southwest Military Drive, according to KSAT.

Police said the sedan driver was travelling the wrong way down the main lanes on Interstate 35 southbound when he crashed head-on into a minivan just before 11:30 p.m. The minivan was carrying a family of five, including a 47-year-old woman who suffered a broken leg and a 3-year-old who suffered minor injuries. According to authorities, both the woman and the 3-year-old were taken to University Hospital.

The unidentified sedan driver was taken to an area hospital in serious condition. He now faces an intoxication assault charge, police said.

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Facts

Information taken from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes.
  • The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.
  • In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
  • Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
  • In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.

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