A driver has lost his life while another sustained injury after their vehicles collided head-on early Thursday morning.
The crash occurred around 2:30 a.m. on FM 78.
A male driver traveling in a small sedan collided head-on with another vehicle. He was driving on the wrong side of the road on FM 78 when the incident happened, San Antonio Police Department said.
The driver was pronounced dead at the scene but police have yet to release his name and age.
The other driver, a female, was rushed to Brooke Army Medical Center with no life-threatening injuries.
The cause of the crash is not known but SAPD said an investigation was ongoing.
A head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two vehicles hit each other while traveling in opposite directions.
The most common causes of head-on collisions are driving or turning the wrong way, speeding, crossing over the centreline, sleeping while driving, failure to obey road signs, driving under the influence, distractions and bad weather.
Common head-on collision injuries include head, brain, spinal cord and abdominal injuries. Others are pelvic, chest, rib, foot and ankle injuries. Victims of a head-on collision may also experience neck or back pain. In extreme cases, a victim suffers death.
Miracle Body and Paint understands that, although head-on collisions rarely happen, they usually result in fatal injuries when they do occur. And that is why they should be avoided at all costs.
Miracle Body and Paint is an auto body, paint and collision repair center servicing San Antonio and surrounding areas. They have been in business for the past 30 years and boast technicians with over 10 years of professional experience in collision repair of all vehicle makes and models.