1 Deceased, 2 Injured in Austin from Head-on Collision

by J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys | September 11th, 2021 | Auto Accident

At 9:30 pm on Tuesday, September 7, a man driving a black sedan hit two cars, losing his life from a head-on collision with the second car. The accident occurred on McNeil Drive near US 183 and San Felipe Boulevard in Northwest Austin.

Details About the Head-On Collision

According to news reports by KVUE and KXAN, a man driving the black sedan had initially hit a car with four people inside, but caused no serious injuries.

After driving away, the driver then hit another vehicle with two people inside. Austin-Travis County EMS pronounced the driver of the black sedan dead at the scene while the two other victims were taken to the hospital, suffering non-life-threatening injuries.

The collision remains an ongoing investigation.

Statistics Relating to Head-On Collisions

Head-on collisions occur when two vehicles, regardless of the type of vehicle, collide straight into each other from opposite directions. Various causes for head-on collisions include:

    • Driving the wrong way on the road or highway ramp
    • Crossing the centerline of a two-way street
    • Passing incorrectly on a two-lane road
    • Speeding
    • Driving while intoxicated
    • Texting while driving

About 10.9 percent of total fatal crashes in 2019 in the US were reportedly caused by head-on collisions.

Head-on collisions are known to be one of the most life-threatening accidents. According to @TxDOT, 538 Texans were killed due to head-on collisions in 2020. Click To Tweet

Your Car Accident Lawyer in Mcallen Will Lend You a Helping Hand

Head-on collisions may cause serious injuries that can impact your mental and physical health. Jesse Gonzalez believes that you should take every precaution to avoid these types of collisions by paying close attention to the road, avoiding drinking or texting while driving, and following the directions of each road sign.

However, if you or a loved one were recently injured in a head-on collision, don’t hesitate to call us today. We will lend you a helping hand by defending your case. You may be entitled to financial compensation to help alleviate your recovery.

Your car accident lawyer J. Gonzalez has proudly served in the Rio Grande Valley during the last 20 years. You can rest assured that you will receive the justice you deserve.

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Source: KVUE and KXAN


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