Tragedy in South Austin: Wrong-Way Driver Causes Fatal Collision
A fatal accident unfolded in South Austin on November 20th, 2023, when a wrong-way driver caused a head-on collision.
According to Fox 7, a tragic accident on West Ben White Boulevard early Monday morning claimed one life and left two others injured. According to reports, a driver traveling the wrong way collided with another vehicle, resulting in the fatality.
Emergency responders arrived on the scene shortly after midnight and transported two individuals to St. David’s South Austin Medical Center with potentially serious, non-life-threatening injuries. The westbound lanes of the highway near South 1st Street were closed for several hours while authorities investigated the cause of the crash.
Staying safe while driving is essential to prevent accidents and protect yourself and others on the road. Here are three key ways to stay safe while driving:
1. Avoid Distractions
- Put away your phone and other electronic devices.
- Minimize eating, drinking, or adjusting the radio while driving.
- Stay focused on the road at all times.
2. Obey Traffic Laws
- Follow posted speed limits and adjust your speed to road and weather conditions.
- Use turn signals when changing lanes or making turns.
- Come to a complete stop at stop signs and red lights.
3. Drive Sober and Alert
- Never drive under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or prescription medications that impair your ability.
- Get enough rest before long trips to avoid drowsy driving. If you’re feeling tired or impaired, pull over and take a break.
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