San Antonio — Driver Dead After Crashing into Guardrail on Interstate 37
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 9:09 pm
One person was killed early Thursday morning, January 17, 2019, after a single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 37 at Highway 181.
According to the police reports, Arnulso Contreras Marin, 23, was driving south on Interstate 37 when all of a sudden, he drove off the roadway and onto the right shoulder before going into the median and hitting a guardrail head-on.
Unfortunately, upon the arrival of the police officers, Marin was immediately pronounced dead at the scene.
It is unfortunate to hear of Marin’s passing, but it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are fairly common in this day and age. In fact, in a statistics done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and there is always a car accident that results in death every 16 minutes. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and about 90 people dying in car accidents every day just in the U.S. alone.
A particular kind of vehicular accident is an accident in which the vehicle drives off the roadway and hits an inanimate object like a lamppost or a tree. According to statistics, about 16% of these car accidents are crashes where the vehicle leaves the road. In this type of car accident, a car would usually crash into a lamppost, a tree, or a building. Lamppost and tree collisions are considered to be generally serious, considering that they comprise 31% of vehicular accident fatalities.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.