News 4 San Antonio reported on February 28, just after 11:30 p.m., that San Antonio Police Department responded to an accident on Interstate 35 South near the Cesar Chavez exit. The massive collision involved eight vehicles near downtown. An investigation is still ongoing as to what caused the car to lose control and precipitate to five other vehicles crashing into each other. Two additional cars passing by were also damaged. At this moment, there are no known serious injuries.
What Causes a Driver to Lose Control
Losing control of a vehicle is a common way to cause an auto collision. There are also many reasons why a driver may lose control. Some of the most common occurrences include:
- Distracted Driving: Every motorist must operate their vehicle in a safe manner to prevent accidents.
- Mechanical Failure: Brake failure, tire problems, transmission failure, steering failure, and engine failure are all situations that can arise. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notes mechanical failures account for 10 percent of car accidents annually.
- Weather Conditions
- Road Debris
- Aggressive Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Fatigued Driving
Have an Expert Multiple Vehicle Car Collision Attorney by Your Side
If you or a loved one have recently been injured in a multiple motor vehicle collision due to a car, motorcycle, or truck, you need to contact Angel Reyes – Reyes Browne Reilley immediately. When a driver loses control, there may be grounds for a claim. Having an expert team of attorneys to place your trust in will help determine the circumstances of the accident, as well as the fact the claim may be against multiple parties. Negligent motorists, vehicle manufacturers, or defective part makers may be responsible.