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Serious accident in Texas attributed to elderly man

Typically, people want to maintain their ability to get things done on their own for as long as possible. But age catches up with everyone and one day it may be best to turn the driving responsibilities over to someone who is better suited to the task. Drivers who have reached a point in their lives where they are prone to profound confusion can pose a serious risk to themselves and others when they get behind the wheel.

In East Bexar County, an elderly man is alleged to have caused a severe crash. A Bexar County Sheriff's Office spokesman reported that the elderly man drove his red pickup truck against traffic on U.S. 87. As he proceeded, several other vehicles managed to get out of his path. However, one driver, also in a pickup truck, could not avoid a collision with the elderly man’s vehicle.

The driver who was in the other pickup suffered injuries that were considered life-threatening. That driver was taken via helicopter to a hospital. The elderly man was transported to a different hospital with minor injuries.

Sadly, such a harrowing and tragic event could happen any day of the week. If you are in a serious accident and suffer catastrophic injuries, your life will be altered in every way imaginable. You will have to summon the strength to do what is necessary to heal.

You could be facing numerous surgeries. A long convalescence period could prohibit your ability to work, leading to you missing paychecks. A San Antonio car accident attorney could help you in seeking recompense for your suffering and expenses.

Source: The San Antonio Express-News, “Elderly man driving wrong way causes major crash east of San Antonio,” Mark D. Wilson, Oct. 27, 2014

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