Car Accident Leaves 2 Dead in Bexar County
Two people were tragically killed on Monday in car accident in south Bexar County.
- According to KSAT, the crash happened around 5:30 p.m. on Highway 16 South near Smith Road. San Antonio, Texas.
- Witnesses reported a vehicle speeding before hitting another vehicle.
- The driver and passenger of the second vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
- The highway’s northbound lanes are closed while the crash is investigated and cleaned up.
Practicing safe driving habits is crucial to preventing accidents, keeping not only yourself, but other people on the road safe as well. Here are some fundamental methods for maintaining safety behind the wheel:
- Keep Your Phone Out of Reach: Avoid using your phone for texting, calls, or any other distractions while driving. If you need to make a call, use a hands-free device.
- Reduce In-Car Distractions: Minimize activities that divert your attention from the road, such as eating, adjusting the radio, or reaching for items in the backseat. Make sure you’ve adjusted your mirrors, seat, and climate controls before starting your journey.
- Remain Mentally Focused: Stay alert and avoid daydreaming or getting lost in thought. Concentrate on the primary task of safely operating your vehicle.
Practice Defensive Driving
- Stay Attentive to Your Surroundings: Keep a constant awareness of your environment by continuously surveying the road ahead and using your mirrors to stay updated on the traffic around you. Stay alert for potential hazards and be prepared to react appropriately.
- Maintain a Safe Following Gap: Ensure there is a reasonable space between your vehicle and the one in front of you. It’s advisable to keep a following distance of at least three seconds, which should be increased in adverse weather conditions.
- Adhere to Traffic Regulations: Demonstrate respect for speed limits, adhere to traffic signals and signs, and consistently utilize your turn signals. Avoid engaging in aggressive driving behaviors such as tailgating or weaving between lanes.
Contact an Experienced Vehicle Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in a motor vehicle collision, don’t hesitate to call Thomas J. Henry. Our team of experienced auto accident lawyers is well-equipped to handle a wide range of injury accidents, regardless of their severity. If the accident resulted from another driver’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your losses. Our personal injury law firm boasts highly skilled attorneys and substantial financial resources, ensuring that you receive the rightful outcomes you deserve.
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