Two Killed in Head-On Crash on Highway 3 in Houston
Two drivers are dead as a result of a head-on collision on Highway 3 early Wednesday morning.
About the Fatal Houston Head-On Crash
ABC 13 reports the crash occurred around 2 am when a truck traveling southbound on Highway 3 crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a car at the Fuqua intersection.
Both drivers were killed in the crash.
Authorities have identified the driver of the car as a male, but they have not released details of the driver of the truck. No others were in the vehicles.
The crash remains under investigation.
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.
- 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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