Man Injured after Striking Barrier, Hitting Other Car
Investigators Examining Scene of Accident
The man was traveling northbound on Loop 410 near Interstate 35 when he suddenly crossed from the far-right lane to the far-left lane, wrecking into a concrete wall.
After striking the concrete barrier, the vehicle continued into the middle lane and hit a separate vehicle. According to the San Antonio Express-News, nobody in the separate vehicle was injured in the crash.
A woman in the passenger seat of the man’s car was also hospitalized but with non-life-threatening injuries. The San Antonio Express-News reports that the man was transported to Northeast Methodist Hospital but was later taken to University Hospital due to the severity of his injuries.
Motor Vehicle Crash Statistics
The following statistics are provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2014, there were 32,675 people who died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
- In 2014, 2.34 million people were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- 9,967 people were killed in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2014.
- For those passenger vehicle occupants who survived fatal crashes in 2014, only 15 percent were unrestrained.