Six Injured in Wrong-Way Collision in San Antonio
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 5-Jan-2012
At least six people were injured in a wrong-way crash in Northwest San Antonio on Thursday morning, SAPD officials said.
According to reports, the driver of a PT Cruiser was traveling the wrong-way at a high rate of speed along Loop 1604 before smashing into a pickup truck.
The impact of the head-on collision left the PT Cruiser completely crushed, although the driver survived the car accident and was transported to University Hospital. Officials most recently confirmed she was listed in critical condition.
Five occupants in the pick truck, with which the PT Cruiser collided, were transported to Methodist Hospital with injuries caused by the accident.
The driver of the PT Cruiser is being charged with intoxication assault as a result of the accident and injuries endured by the occupants of the pickup truck the driver hit.
According to an article release by My West Texas, driving while intoxicated arrests are up as much as 20 percent this holiday season, in contrast with DWI’s from last season, causing some to wonder what can be done to reduce the number of DWI’s and instances of drunk driving in Texas.
Wrong-way accidents are often a common occurrence among drunk drivers who become disoriented along roadways and one-way interstates, causing serious accidents and fatalities along Texas roads.
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