Three people were taken to the hospital Tuesday evening after a head-on collision in southwest Austin.
Details of the Austin Head-On Crash
KXAN reports the crash occurred at 7720 W. State Highway 71, near U.S. Highway 290.
Two vehicles carrying three individuals collided head-on, resulting in one occupant being pinned in their vehicle. All three patients were taken to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center.
The individual that was pinned suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. The two other patients suffered serious injuries.
What to Do If a Car Is Traveling in 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.
- 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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