Car Accident in San Antonio Kills 21-year-old Driver

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 18-Jul-2012

A 21-year-old driver was killed and her 26-year-old passenger was transported to the hospital after a single car accident in San Antonio on I-37, officials said.

According to police the accident took place early Wednesday morning in San Patricia County.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21-year-old Ashley Mary Rendon.

The passenger in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital via ground ambulance. The driver of the vehicle in the car accident in San Antonio was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Police still have not released the identity of Rendon’s passenger and are still investigating what may have sparked the car accident in San Antonio. The passener was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash but endured internal injuries and was transported to Christus Spohn Memorial via helicopter.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of those affected by this fatal crash.

Single vehicle accidents can be sparked for a variety of reasons. From tire blowouts to driver loss of control to debris in the road that may trip a vehicle up, SUV’s and pickup trucks in particular can have specific risks of rolling over because of the higher center of gravity.

Vehicles are designed to be able to withstand and protect occupants from serious injuries, making the crashworthiness of vehicles an important consideration. The roof of a vehicle, the seatbelts and airbags are vital pieces of equipment designed to protect drivers and passengers from the serious effects of a crash. In some situations, the failure of auto equipment can result in serious injuries caused by ejection from the vehicle when a seatbelt fails or injuries caused by airbag failure. In addition, a defective vehicle roof can fail causing serious head and neck injuries to occupants.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in an auto accident, call our car accident lawyers in San Antonio at 254-633-2983, contact our auto accident attorneys online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our auto accident attorneys in San Antonio and across the state for a free consultation today.

Our experienced lawyers, professional medical consultants, private investigators and caring staff immediately begin gather evidence related to our clients’ accidents, while seeking just compensation and helping clients hold negligent driver responsible for carelessness that may have resulted in an accident, injury or wrongful death. We care. We can help.

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