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Single Vehicle Wreck Kills One

An I-80 car wreck near San Francisco Bay continues to baffle authorities as the lone survivor doesn’t recall the details of the wreck.

“This case turned out to be a bit of a mystery in more ways than one. It seems the single vehicle wreck killed the driver and seriously injured a passenger. When EMS crews and the police responded, they found a black Acura Integra wrapped around a pole on the side of the highway,” explained Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury lawyer.

Eyewitness reports seem to indicate that the driver of the car lost control of his vehicle as he was swerving to avoid another car that was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. The “other” driver didn’t hang around either. The Acura driver was pronounced dead at the scene and the seriously injured passenger was air lifted to the nearest medical center for treatment.

“Even though the facts of this case, as far as we know them, seem to indicate that the driver of the Acura was merely avoiding another speeding car, there are questions about the driver’s conduct. For example, questions remain about which lane the Acura was in and what the driver was doing at the time the other car supposedly caused him to swerve violently and to go into a slide,” commented Schuelke.

Did the driver of the Acura see this other car that was being driven recklessly? Was he not able to slow his own speed down and switch lanes to get out of the way of the other car? Or was he also traveling at unsafe speeds, which may account for the swerve ending in a fatal crash when he lost control of his own car?

Until the driver of the other mysterious vehicle is tracked down, the police don’t have much to go on until the passenger is able to tell them what was going on prior to the accident. The passenger may want to take the time to speak to a seasoned Austin personal injury lawyer to discuss the details of the accident. It is possible that he may have a good case to recover compensation for his severe injuries.

Contact Perlmutter & Schuelke PLLC at or (512) 476-4944.

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