San Antonio, TX (11/6/2020) – A teen was killed in a weather-related crash Friday morning in Wilson County.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. on Highway 87. A 17-year-old driver pulled out of a driveway and was turning left onto eastbound Highway 87 near Oak Park Road. A compact car headed westbound then collided with the teen, causing her pickup to land on its side.
She died at the scene.
The driver of the compact car suffered injuries and was taken to a hospital in Floresville.
According to troopers, the fog was thick at the time of the crash.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
According to FHWA, nearly 5,000 people are killed and over 418,000 people are injured in weather-related crashes each year on average. Fatalities caused by weather-related accidents not only result in thousands in medical and funeral expenses, but also in pain and suffering, and emotional loss damages brought forth upon families.
For the case above, it is believed that fog may have been a factor in the collision. It is encouraged that when there is no visibility of the road, you should put on your low beam headlights or to stop the vehicle altogether and wait till visibility returns, as well as reducing your speed. Driving with no visibility puts you and others’ lives at risk, and those that do drive negligent during hazardous conditions are seen as liable for the accident. If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident due to a lack of visibility on the road or because of someone else’s reckless behavior, immediately contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call car accident attorneys Sutliff & Stout at (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.
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