Wrong-Way Driver Causes Two Accidents – San Antonio
A wrong-way driver has been arrested in Bexar County following two crashes on the south side of San Antonio on Thursday morning.
Details about the Wrong-Way Driving Accidents
According to News 4 San Antonio, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office has said that no one was injured after a driver caused two accidents on the city’s south side while driving the wrong way on Loop 1604.
Deputies with the Sheriff’s Office say that the incident began when the driver of the truck sideswiped a Somerset ISD school bus on Loop 1604 near Highway 16 shortly before 7 a.m. on Thursday morning.
It was then that a deputy saw the truck and then tried to pull the driver over, but the driver of the truck took off in the wrong direction on Loop 1604 before the officer was able to approach him. It was at this time that the driver allegedly caused another accident with another truck.
The driver and passengers in that vehicle were also not seriously injured.
Deputies eventually caught up to the suspect at Loop 1604 and De Vilbiss where he was then arrested. At this time it is believed that he was under the influence of an unknown substance.
Important Information about Driving Under the Influence
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Every day, nearly 30 people die in the United States in car accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver – this means that there is roughly one death every 51 minutes.
- In 2013, there were 10,076 people that were killed in accidents involving someone who was alcohol-impaired – accounting for nearly one-third of all traffic-related deaths in the United States in that time period.
- Other drugs besides alcohol are involed in roughly 18 percent of motor vehicle driver deaths. Other drugs (such as marijuana and cocaine) are often used at the same time as the alcohol.