Over the weekend, a head-on car crash on Highway 46 south resulted in three injuries. In the early hours of Saturday morning, two small cars traveling in opposite directions on the highway collided.
Two of the passengers in one of the vehicles involved in the accident were trapped in their car, and had to be removed with the aid of a machine often referred to as the Jaws of Life. The machine, a type of hydraulic rescue tool, was used to pry open the vehicle in which the injured passengers were trapped.
The three passengers of the vehicles were all taken into the hospital, but fortunately, none of their injuries proved life-threatening. All three are currently in stable condition. The cause of the accident remains unclear.
211,006 people were injured in car accidents on Texas roads in 2011. 57,919 of these Texas car accidents resulted in a serious injury, making for a total of 79,573 people seriously injured in car wrecks.
Of the 3,015 people killed in Texas road accidents in 2011, 419 died as a result of a head-on crash. And approximately 1/3 of car wrecks resulting in fatalities (1,039) involved a driver under the influence of alcohol.
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact the Kyle Law Firm today. Our New Braunfels personal injury attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.