Woman Hospitalized After Wrong-Way Crash Near St. Mary’s St.


A woman was hospitalized Monday morning after a wrong-way collision involving a suspected drunk driver near St. Mary’s Street.

Details of the Wrong Way Collision

According to MySA, the crash happened around 3:30 am Monday on Highway 281.

Police say the woman was traveling southbound on Highway 281 when she was struck head-on by a man in his 20s traveling the wrong direction.

The woman was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center, but her condition was not immediately known.

The male driver was arrested on suspicion of DWI.

The crash 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Flash your headlights and blare your horn to catch the oncoming driver’s attention.
  3. 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.
  4. Try to steer into a clear area. Look for a clear shoulder or level terrain.
  5. If necessary, driver off the road. It is better to crash into a ditch than collide with another vehicle head-on.
  6. Call the police and report the driver. Even if you can make it through unscathed, your call to the police could save lives further down the road.

Injured by a Wrong-Way Driver? Call Thomas J. Henry Law

Wrong-way crashes and head-on collisions can result in severe, life-altering injuries. Moreover, the extent of the injuries suffered may not be immediately recognized and can worsen over time.

Thomas J. Henry Law will work with you to help ensure all your injuries are properly diagnosed and documented and that you are properly compensated. We have a team of attorneys ready to assist clients across Texas and the nation.

Call now to speak with an experienced San Antonio car accident lawyer.

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