Austin Police Officer Injured in Head-In Crash
A police officer was hospitalized in a suspected drunk driving accident early Friday morning.
Details of the Austin Drunk Driving Crash
According to KXAN, the accident occurred around 3 am at the intersection of Parmer Lane and Dallas Drive.
The driver that hit the officer was driving the wrong way on Parmer Lane when he hit the officer’s patrol car head-on.
Both the officer and the other driver were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
What to Do If a Car Is Traveling the Wrong Direction
Seeing an oncoming vehicle barreling down your lane of traffic can be horrifying; however, it is important to remain as calm as possible and attempt to take appropriate evasive action.
- Removed your foot from the accelerator and begin applying the brakes. Do this quickly, but in a controlled manner. Do not slam on the brakes.
- Flash your headlights and blare your horn to catch the oncoming driver’s attention.
- Steer to the right of the oncoming vehicle. You may be tempted to move left into oncoming lanes, but if the oncoming driver corrects course, you will collide head-on.
- Try to steer into a clear area. Look for a clear shoulder or level terrain.
- If necessary, driver off the road. It is better to crash into a ditch than collide with another vehicle head-on.
- Call the police and report the driver. Even if you are able to make it through unscathed, your call to the police could save lives further down the road.
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