The roadways are filled with drivers that are not paying attention to the road. While some people are thinking about work or school, others may be worried about what’s for dinner or busy texting with a friend. In any case, drivers who divert their attention from the road are dangerous. Equally dangerous are drivers that allow their emotions to get the best of them. Drivers who allow their anger to take over can make rash and dangerous decisions, putting other people’s safety at risk.
Recently, a deadly accident in San Antonio has been blamed on road rage. According to reports, two cars were engaged in some road rage event on West Military Drive near Selfridge and Luke boulevards. The car accident happened around 5:30 a.m. and both cars were speeding.
During the incident, one of the cars involved apparently lost control and then hit a curb and fence before flipping over. The car’s occupants were ejected from the car. Two of the men were injured and taken to a local hospital. However, one of the car’s passengers — a 32-year-old man — was killed in the accident.
Police continue to investigate the accident. They suspect that both of the drivers involved in the accident may have been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.
When a negligent driver causes a car accident, like the one in this case, that driver can be held responsible for the accident. Negligent drivers are liable for the damages caused by the accident. This can include victim’s medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering. By holding these drivers responsible, people can move forward from the accident without an added financial burden.
Source: mySA, “One dead, two hurt in suspected road rage crash on San Antonio West Side,” Mark D. Wilson, June 1, 2015.