San Antonio – SUV vs Truck Crash on Castroville Road Leaves 1 Injured
Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019 at 10:18 am
A man sustained injuries after his car collided with a delivery truck on Castroville Road, early Wednesday morning.
Local firefighters and medical emergency crews were dispatched at the 700 block of Castroville Rd in response to a call reporting a collision not far from the intersection with Calle Romero. According to initial reports, a sport utility vehicle had been traveling along the roadway when it swerved into another lane and collided with a delivery truck. The truck ended up hitting a utility pole. Fortunately, he was not injured.
The impact of the crash pinned the SUV driver inside the wreckage. He had to be extricated by local paramedics. He was rushed to an area hospital with visible leg injuries.
The area was closed to traffic as emergency crews worked at the scene. An investigation is underway.
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.