Driver Attempts to Evade San Antonio Police, Causes Wrong-Way Crash
A driver is in critical condition after colliding head-on with another vehicle as he attempted to evade San Antonio police.
Details of the San Antonio Wrong-Way Crash
According to KENS 5, the collision occurred around 3:00 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Wurzbach Parkway and Wetmore Road.
Police observed the driver traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Wurzbach and attempted to make a stop. The driver disregarded police and crashed into another vehicle at the intersection.
The wrong-way driver was extricated from the vehicle and rushed to a local hospital. Police later found that the vehicle was stolen.
The driver of the other vehicle is reported to be in stable condition.
The wrong-way driver was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Further charges may be added.
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 take appropriate evasive action.
- Remove 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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