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Boy injured after driver falls asleep at wheel, causing SW San Antonio crash

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A boy was taken to the hospital after a collision that involved a driver falling asleep and allegedly intoxicated driving in southwest San Antonio early this morning.

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the accident happened near the intersection of Merry Oaks and Stonybrook Drives just before 4 a.m. after the driver of an SUV fell asleep at the wheel.

The driver then collided with a truck, in which a driver was allegedly intoxicated while his son was riding in the vehicle with him.

The son was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, one of which was a head wound.

The identities of the drivers and the child have not been released at this time.

The truck driver has been charged with DUI with a child in the car, according to the report.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin car accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.


Man hit by car while trying to get help for another accident

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A man was struck by a vehicle after getting out of his car to try to flag down aid following a separate accident, according to KTSA.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. Friday on Loop 410 South, near Somerset Road.

The unidentified man hit a guardrail with his vehicle, which came to rest in the median strip. The victim got out of his vehicle and made his way onto the highway shoulder to look for help, but was then struck by a second vehicle. The second vehicle spun out.

The victim has been taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.

The driver of the other vehicle was not hurt.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call the Austin pedestrian accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.