Wrong Way Accident in San Antonio Kills Two

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 22-Jul-2013

A wrong way accident in San Antonio claimed the lives of two people when a pick-up truck was traveling in the wrong direction on IH-35, police said.

A woman driving a van, which was struck by the wrong-way driver, was identified as Melodie Ann Trevino. Police said Trevino was pronounced dead at the scene of the San Antonio crash.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as Timothy Ray Furr. Police said, Furr initially clipped an 18 wheeler truck before crashing into Trevino’s van.

One other occupant in the van was transported to the hospital with serious injuries resulting from the accident. The van’s passenger was not identified by police and an update on their status was not yet released.

Wrong-way accidents in San Antonio continue to be a problem that both residents and officials attempt to combat. While some instances of wrong way driving is tied to inattention, confusion or failure to adhere to signals and signage. Although most drivers may not intentionally travel in the wrong direction on I-35, frontage or other highways in the Bexar County and San Antonio areas, wrong-way accidents often have tragic results that are completely preventable.

Some of the most common causes of San Antonio accidents tied to wrong-way driving include:

  • Confusion or Inexperience
  • Inattention or irresponsibility
  • DWI Accidents or operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Inattention to signage

Head on Collisions in San Antonio, TX

The most common type of accident related to wrong way crashes are head-on collision. Because wrong way accidents often catch other drivers, traveling in the correct direction, by surprise, they are often deadly.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a San Antonio collision as a result of the inattention or negligence of another driver, call our wrong way accident lawyers in San Antonio, Laredo, Austin and statewide Texas for a free initial consultation today. Our team of attorneys, backed by the expertise of investigators and nurses, right on our staff, have access to some of the best resources in the state, allowing us to thoroughly investigate details and evidence surrounding our clients’ accidents and injuries. We care. We can help.

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