Three people were injured Saturday night as a result of a four-vehicle crash in Denton County, Texas.
Details of the Denton County Wreck
According to NBC-DFW, the crash occurred around 10:09 am on State Highway 114 near Justin.
Authorities suspect a 2012 Fiat driven by Juan A. Fermin, 50, was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of the highway when it struck a Dodge pickup. The pickup then struck an Infinity in the opposite lane.
After striking the pickup, the Fiat collided with a Hyundai Elantra head-on.
Fermin was flown by air ambulance to Medical City Denton where he was being treated for severe injuries. The driver of the Hyundai, 23-year-old Emilee D. Caraway, and an adult male passenger were taken to Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Grapevine.
The accident remains under investigation.
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.
- 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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