San Antonio, TX (December 23, 2021) – An auto accident reported in the San Antonio area left one person injured. At around 9:10 p.m., on December 19, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Richland Hills Drive.
Reports provided by the San Antonio Police Department show that the 27-year-old male driver of a tan 2005 Nissan became distracted while operating his vehicle in the area of Richland Hills Drive and Rich Trace Street. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a brown 2021 Mitsubishi.
A 26-year-old male passenger in the Mitsubishi was injured. The man was transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victim injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Texas
The state of Texas is no stranger to motor vehicle accidents. In fact, one accident happens roughly every 2.5 minutes that ends in injuries. These incidents add up to more than 205,000 people left with injuries each year. Although many crashes result in minor injuries for those involved, a significant number of parties sustain severe injuries that require emergency medical care.
Some of the most common contributing factors to crashes in our state include:
Speeding: We see many drivers go above the speed limits while traveling along our roadways. When drivers are traveling at high rates of speed, they are likely to lose control of their vehicles and have problems stopping in time to avoid a crash.
Impairment: Many people are involved in accidents due to drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Driving while impaired significantly increases the chances of drivers losing control of their vehicles and causing devastating crashes.
Distraction: We see many accidents take place due to drivers who are using their cell phones. In other instances, drivers are distracted by food, radios, and even their passengers. Taking your attention off the road for a moment can have severe consequences.
If you have been injured in an accident due to these or other acts of negligence, you may have legal options available to help you recover. Reaching out to our car accident lawyers in San Antonio as soon as possible can help to ensure you are able to get justice.
San Antonio Personal Injury Lawyers
Packard Law Firm began nearly five decades ago with the commitment to protect victims throughout Southeast Texas who have been impacted by the actions of others. Our San Antonio personal injury lawyers have helped countless people protect their legal rights after being harmed in crashes due to the negligence of others.
If you have been injured in a collision, our team can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident. We will build the strongest case possible to get you justice. Contact our law firm at (210) 340-8877. Our Texas personal injury lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available for you.
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Disclaimer: We hope our readers will be reminded to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid being injured in a serious accident. This is not a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post does not constitute legal or medical advice. The photograph in this post was not taken at the accident scene.