San Antonio, TX (November 8, 2021) – Two people were left with serious injuries after a drunk driver crashed into their vehicle head-on during the early morning hours on Sunday, November 7. At around 2 a.m., authorities were called to the site of an accident on Bitters Road.
Reports from the San Antonio Police Department show that two people were traveling in the 2300 block of Bitters Road inside a white Honda Civic. At the same time, a blue Chevrolet Silverado was traveling east across North Loop 1604. The Chevy struck a curb at the intersection and made a right turn. The truck then drove across the southbound lanes of Bitters Road and crashed into a light pole. The vehicle continued forward driving southbound in the northbound lanes for approximately 785-feet before crashing head-on into the Honda.
The impact of the crash caused the Silverado to burst into flames. A Good Samaritan ran over and pulled the driver from the vehicle.
The driver of the Silverado and two people inside the Honda, a 22-year-old male, and a 21-year-old female, were all transported to area hospitals for care. The driver of the Silverado was found to be intoxicated and was booked for two counts of Intoxication Assault.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
Every year, more than 200,000 people are injured in traffic-related incidents across the state. Moore than 25% of accidents involve drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Alcohol and drug use are also the cause of nearly 46% of fatal accidents in our state annually. As you can imagine, driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol can seriously impact a person’s ability to control their vehicle.
Although we can be careful to ensure the safety of others, there is no guarantee that other motorists are going to provide us with the same consideration. Instead, we see many people left with severe injuries that negatively impact their health and wellbeing.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, it is crucial that you first consult with a responsive legal team before reaching out to an insurance company. Reaching out to a San Antonio car accident lawyer at your earliest convenience can help to ensure you are able to get the justice you deserve.
San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers
For almost three decades, San Antonio personal injury lawyer Daniel Packard has fought aggressively to protect the legal rights of victims throughout Southeast Texas. Our team at Packard Law Firm is committed to helping each client we work with obtain the outcome they expect for their claims.
Victims harmed in accidents can rest assured knowing they are in the best position possible to recover while working with us. If you have been injured in an accident, contact our Texas personal injury lawyers today at (210) 340-8877 to schedule a free case review with our team to discuss the legal options available for you.
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