Driver and Passenger Flee Scene of Crash

On Behalf of | Jul 20, 2012 | Car Wrecks

Two people were arrested and thrown into jail in mid-July after fleeing the scene of a crash, according to San Antonio police told the radio station that “the driver of a Cadillac Escalade was speeding on South Loop 410, right before Interstate 35, when he lost control and crashed.” Both the driver and the passenger of the car were lucky, as neither were injured. But they both fled the scene, which will ultimately land them in more trouble. “Police said the two didn’t get very far and were caught a quarter of a mile down the road.” They were both given a DWI test soon after being taken into custody and now both face charges of evading arrest. The driver of the vehicle faces charges of driving while intoxicated. Most crime scenes when a driver flees are those in which a third party has been injured, generally referred to as a Hit and Run. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics, more than 1 in every 10 crashes (11 percent) involved a hit and run driver. Peter Kissinger, President and CEO of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety told that “about 60 percent of the people killed in hit and run crashes are pedestrians.” Most of these are in the evening, with 47 percent of total fatal hit and run crashes occurring between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m. In the nighttime, 55 percent of all fatal accidents in the U.S. involve alcohol-impaired drivers. The drivers involved in the recent crash near San Antonio were lucky that they didn’t hit another car or injure any passengers, but their offense of running away carries penalties similar to a hit and run. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, especially one in which someone has been hurt, don’t go through it alone. Contact a dedicated New Braunfels injury attorney today.