San Antonio – Big Rig Accident on Highway 87 Injured Driver
Posted on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 11:34 am
A man sustained serious injuries when a vehicle collided head-on with a big rig on Highway 87, just west of South Foster Road, Friday afternoon.
Based on the media release, San Antonio police were notified about a crash in the 5800 block of Highway 87 at around 5:20 p.m. A vehicle was traveling along the westbound lane when, for reasons that had not been determined yet, it drifted into the opposing lanes where it crashed into a big rig that was heading east. The vehicle got dragged by the truck before coming to a complete stop near Lakefront Street.
The driver of the car, whose identity has not yet been released, was critically injured as a result of the collision. He was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment. Fortunately, the driver of the big rig did not sustain any injury.
It is unclear what caused the driver to veer into the eastbound lanes of the highway.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victim. We are hoping and praying for their fast recovery.
Car collisions are extremely prevalent in Texas. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one person is getting injured in approximately two minutes. Unfortunately, despite the government’s aggressive efforts to educate drivers about safety, the cases of speeding, driving under the influence, and negligence are still on the rise. In fact, most of the common causes of accidents in the state are due to the driver’s lack of awareness and precaution.
Knowing the statistics helps us to be more aware of how our choices can affect other people’s lives. For instance, driving while under the influence of alcohol and illegal drugs dramatically increases your risk of being involved in a crash by roughly 16% and 24%, respectively. While these cases are extremely dangerous, these can be prevented by making the right decisions. So before hitting the road, know that car accidents leave scars and trauma that can be devastating for the victims. For this reason, it is important that you take all the necessary precautions to avoid it.
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