San Antonio, TX – Multi-Vehicle Crash Kills 2 on NL 1604 near Valero WayTexas Accident News
San Antonio, TX (January 23, 2023) – On Tuesday, January 17, 2023, a two-vehicle crash occurred on the northwest side of San Antonio. The accident happened at the access road of Interstate 10 on the North Loop 1604. The multi-vehicle crash caused extensive damage to both vehicles. Both drivers died as a result of the accident.
At approximately 3:20 pm, the collision occurred near Valero Way approaching the access road. One of the drivers was operating a dump truck, while the other driver operated a BMW SUV. The dump truck driver was traveling eastbound on the North Loop 1604 access road and failed to stop at a red light. The BMW SUV was traveling southbound on the I-10 access road when moments later it was struck by the dump truck.
First responders such as police and ambulances rushed to the scene of the accident. The driver of the BMW was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was immediately taken to a local hospital by emergency responders. It was confirmed on Thursday, January 19, 2023 that the second driver had died, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Texas Motor Vehicle Statistics
Texas has some of the highest accident rates in the United States today. The rate of car accidents that happen in Texas has increased 15% over the last year. In 2021, nearly 20,000 people suffered from injuries due to an automobile accident. Reports show that one person is killed from a car accident every one hour and fifty seven minutes in Texas. Over one thousand people were killed in 2021 at or near intersections. These fatal statistics lead Texas down the road of not having a single deathless day in over a year.
Driving while impaired and distracted driving are leading causes for road fatalities in Texas. Crashes are happening almost every two minutes, resulting in an injury taking place every two minutes and twelve seconds. It is encouraged to minimize distractions and maintain cautious speeds while on the road. Drivers and passengers should wear their seatbelts every time they step into a car.
When someone is injured or killed in an automobile accident due to another’s negligent actions, things can seem scary and overwhelming. There can be serious consequences for the victim or their family.
In cases like these, there may be a course of legal action that can be taken by the family. Seeking the help of a San Antonio car accident lawyer can assist families in receiving compensation for expenses involving the accident.
Our auto accident attorneys at the law office of Joe Brad Brock in San Antonio, want to help families protect their legal rights. We seek to provide our clients with our utmost support throughout the legal process. Our attorneys will explain the laws that apply to your loved one’s case so that you have a clear understanding on how you want to proceed, and make decisions that are going to support your family. With our help and advice, we make it possible to move forward.
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