2 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on SW Military Drive in San Antonio

2 Injured in Multi-Vehicle Crash on SW Military Drive in San Antonio

Two Hospitalized after San Antonio Crash on SW Military Drive near Yarrow Boulevard

San Antonio, Texas (March 18, 2023) – Two people were hospitalized after a Friday night traffic accident in San Antonio, according to San Antonio police.

The wreck occurred just after 11:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, in the 2700 block of SW Military Drive near Yarrow Boulevard.

Police said a Dodge Challenger was speeding on eastbound Military Drive when the driver lost control and veered into the westbound lanes, where it struck a Honda Civic that was waiting at a red light to turn left onto Yarrow Boulevard.

The Challenger then crashed into the driver’s side of the Civic, pinning the driver inside. The impact pushed the Civic into a Volkswagen that was stopped behind it.

Firefighters responded to the scene and extracted the driver of the Civic, a 27-year-old man. He was then taken to University Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

A passenger in the Challenger suffered minor injuries and was taken to Texas Vista Medical Center.

The driver of the Challenger was involved in a hit-and-run crash before this crash. The unidentified driver was arrested and charged with failure to stop and give information and reckless driving.

The crash remains under investigation.

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

There are many different reasons why automobile, pedestrian, 18-wheeler, and motorcycle accidents occur, including driver negligence, driver inattention, texting and driving, speeding, fatigue, failure to yield the right of way from a stop sign, or private drive, running a red light, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. While the factors listed above are the main causes of most accidents, there may also be other factors involved, which is why it’s important that an investigation be conducted before evidence disappears, especially in cases involving a fatality.  At Joel A. Gordon & Associates, we will act quickly to secure accident scene photos, interview witnesses, obtain police records, and secure other valuable evidence needed to win your case.  Call now for a free consultation.

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1. In some cases it may be very important to immediately begin securing evidence, including but not limited to photos of skid marks, photos of property damage, witness statements, the actual vehicle or other property involved in the incident, and other critical evidence before its disappears.
2. In Texas it is illegal for anyone to contact the family by telephone or in-person to convince the family to hire a law firm or attorney unless the family contacted the law firm or attornay first.
3. Under Texas law, wrongful death actions can be brought by a spouse (husband or wife), child (son or daughter), or parent (mother or father). A claim can also be brought on behalf of the deceased estate. the statute of limitations in Texas for wrongful death is two years from the date of the incident.