Adkins– Elderly Man Injured on Adkins Elmendorf Road
Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2019 at 4:06 am
A Wednesday multi-vehicle collision injured an elderly on Adkins Elmendorf Road in Southeast Bexar County, according to a local news source.
The Bexar County Sheriff’s officials responded to a tragic accident at the 14800 block of Adkins Elmendorf Road last Wednesday night. Based on the preliminary investigation, two unidentified vehicles somehow collided with each other. When local emergency crews arrived at the scene, one driver, identified only as a 70-year-old man, had been trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by paramedics. He was then rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.
The other driver did not sustain any injury from the impact. His identification has not been disclosed.
No charges have been made at this point as the investigation continues.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of the injured victims. We are hoping and praying for a fast recovery of both parties.
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 increase 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. 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.