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Fog Contributes to Plane, Car Crashes

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Lauren Quinones5 years ago

Driving in foggy weather is dangerous for even the safest drivers. According to The Weather Channel, “fog can reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less, creating hazardous driving conditions.” Last week, there was a fatal car accident and a plane crash in San Antonio because of fog.

Tips for Safer Driving in Fog

In order to drive safely through fog, drivers should be extra cautious.

  • Use low beams only.
  • Drive slowly.
  • Use windshield wipers
  • Do not pass other cars and do not stop on a freeway or heavily trafficked road.

Three-Vehicle Wreck in Foggy Weather

(According to My San Antonio)

  • Location: Atascosa County, on Texas 16 south of FM 140
  • What happened: The driver of a southbound Chevrolet pickup was trying to pass another vehicle when he collided head-on with a northbound Ford F-350. A third southbound vehicle hit the two trucks.
  • Injuries: The Chevrolet’s driver died at the scene and a man in the rear of the truck also died. Two other people in the Chevy and drivers of the other vehicles were rushed to  the closest hospital for serious injuries.

Plane Crashed in Fog

(According to My San Antonio)

  • Location: Caldwell County, off Texas 21 east of Texas 80
  • What happened: About 40 minutes before the wreck, a Cessna plane crashed due to heavy fog. The plane crashed a mile from the airport and burned on impact.
  • Injuries: The pilot died.
  • Results: Causes for the crash are still unknown, and weather hasn’t been ruled out.
Fog Contributed to Accidents

(According to My San Antonio)

  • At the time of both of the crashes, a fog advisory was in effect.

    • According to the WSAZ News Channel, a fog advisory is issued when dense fog covers a significant area and reduces visibility to less than 1/4 of a mile.
  • Because it is the fall season, the fog lingered longer than in the spring/summer.
  • Visibility was at 1/8 of a mile at the time of the crash, 6 a.m.
  • Between 6 and 10 a.m., 61 wrecks were reported to the San Antonio Police Department and five were considered major accidents.
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