Single Car Accident on Highway 70 Kills San Antonio Man

A Nolan County car accident claimed the life of a 31-year-old San Antonio man in a single vehicle accident on Texas State Highway 70 outside of Sweetwater, police said.

Officials identified the driver who was killed in the single vehicle accident as Christopher Alan Landry.

According to authorities Landry was traveling northbound on Highway 70 when he lost control of his 1999 GMC Suburban and overcorrected. The Suburban left the roadway and Landry was ejected, Department of Public Safety officials said.

Police said the highway was dry at the time of the accident and weather was not a factor in the fatal Nolan County car accident.

Landry was pronounced dead at the scene of the single vehicle accident on Highway 70.

Our thoughts and prayers go out the Christopher Landry’s family and friends.

The occurrence of ejection or partial ejection from a vehicle often has serious and deadly results. The NHTSA estimates that fatalities are reduced by 82 percent in drivers when ejection is prevented, highlighting the powerful aspect of fully functioning and preventative safety equipment that helps keep occupants within a vehicle during rollovers and other types of accidents.

Defective glass is a good example of one piece of auto equipment that can leave drivers and passengers vulnerable to ejection and partial ejection. Laminated glass has been designed to remain in one piece when an accident occurs, keeping occupants within the vehicle.

On the other hand, despite this knowledge and emerging data on the protective qualities of laminate glass, some auto manufacturers only install it in the places that meet auto standards, like the windshield, rather than every area that will protect occupants. For minimal cost, auto makers could improve the protection of drivers and passengers who endure a serious accident or rollover.

With studies completed regarding the enormous impact of keeping occupants inside the vehicle during an accident and preventing ejection, the equipment and safety products in vehicles must become a priority among auto makers and retailers.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident as a result of the failure or inadequacies of your vehicles equipment call our auto product liability attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas at 254-870-3621, contact our defective auto glass lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our defective auto product lawyers in Texas for a free consultation today. We care. We can help.

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