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West Side Crash Kills Man

Posted on February 15th, 2013 No Comments

A driver was instantly killed after a car rear ended his vehicle on West Side Highway, Sunday officials said.

The unidentified driver was reportedly moving slowly when a car driven by a uniformed off-duty deputy of Bexar County Sheriff’s Office slammed into the back of his car, San Antonio police reported. Officer Michael Moore said the off-duty deputy was surprised when the slow moving vehicle apparently swerved in front of his car. The two vehicles then slammed to a concrete barrier, pinned the other driver inside his car as a result of the impact. The pinned driver was given cardiopulmonary resuscitation by military personnel who happened to be also on the scene, but could not be revived. Two other passengers of the rear ended car were rushed to the hospital for minor injuries.

The off-duty deputy himself was reportedly uninjured and is unlikely to face criminal charges.

Losing a loved one, particularly in an unexpected accident, is difficult. Our attorneys at the Chris Mayo Law Firm send their thoughts and condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of the driver killed in this accident.

Woman suffers spinal cord injuries after being hit by truck

Posted on October 25th, 2012 No Comments

A local woman suffered a serious spinal cord injury last week after being hit by a truck while riding her bike on the access road to I-10 West.

cyclist accident injuryMonica Caban, a 39-year-old triathlete, was training for her second Ironman triathlon, when a truck hit her from behind. Caban’s training partner says the truck’s impact sent her at soaring at least 30 feet through the air before she landed. She was relieved Caban survived such a drastic accident. Cagan has already had surgery and doctors say her recovery is up to her at this point.

The accident has sparked a strong reaction from the San Antonio’s close-knit cyclist community, even among those who have never met Caban. Many are calling for motorists to respect cyclist safety and rights, asking them to remember that cyclists are human beings rather than moving obstacles. The community has been providing meals for Caban while she recovers and has already raised $15,000 to help alleviate the burden of her medical costs.

Roadways can be incredibly dangerous for cyclists. Since they do not enjoy the protection afforded to drivers by their vehicles, even seemingly minor accidents can cause severe injuries. If you have been hurt on your bicycle by a negligent driver, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation for your injuries from the party responsible for your pain and suffering.

The effects of marijuana on drivers

Posted on May 18th, 2012 No Comments

Driving under the influence of marijuana has been linked to fatal consequences.

Several studies have been conducted on the subject, and a connection between marijuana use and fatal car accidents has been established. The major reason for this connection stems from the mental effects that marijuana has on an individual.

The effects of marijuana can include paranoia, inability to think clearly, and delayed reaction time. These side effects make it extremely difficult for a motor vehicle driver to stay focused while operating his or her car.

If you were injured by a person who was driving under the influence of marijuana, please contact the car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

San Antonio woman passes away due to injuries from car accident

Posted on May 10th, 2012 No Comments

In January, a car accident involving a San Antonio police officer left one woman with serious injuries. Five months later, the injured woman, a 41-year-old mother, succumbed to her injuries and passed away.

The accident occurred when the female police officer was attempting to render service in a case involving a stolen rig. She put on her flashing lights and signaled with her sirens, but she failed to yield to a car with right-of-way at the intersection of Loop 410 and Roosevelt Avenue. Her patrol unit struck the motor vehicle with full force, causing numerous injuries to the female driver of the damaged vehicle.

The family of the car accident victim is furious with the San Antonio police department. They believe that something more should have been done to reprimand the police officer, who has yet to be charged with any wrongdoing in the accident. A petition was started by the family, and they are looking for someone to take responsibility for the fatal crash.

Our thoughts are with this family as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

San Antonio car accident leaves 1 severely injured

Posted on April 5th, 2012 No Comments

Last night in San Antonio a one-car accident on U.S. 90 left a driver with serious injuries.

The accident occurred on the eastbound lanes of the highway. According to San Antonio police, the driver was trying to pass a slower moving car when he lost control of his vehicle. His vehicle crossed over the lanes on the highway, and struck a concrete barrier near the median. The impact of the crash caused the driver to become airborne.

Emergency personnel arrived on the scene, and transported the injured driver to University Hospital. He suffered serious injuries, and his current condition is not known at this time. An investigation into this accident is underway.

Please contact the San Antonio car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident in the San Antonio area.

SAPD officer hit by car and in critical condition

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 No Comments

Jonathan Esquivel, 28, of the San Antonio Police Department was hit by a pickup truck on Sunday evening and is in critical condition.

Esquivel was placing traffic cones at the scene of an earlier crash in the westbound lane of Loop 410 near Summit Parkway when Shad Christopher Modesett, 40, avoided hitting other vehicles on the road and hit Esquivel.  Modesett was given a $100 ticket for speeding but was not charged for hitting Esquivel.  Modesett stated that he “looked away momentarily” and swerved.

Police also suspect that cell phone was a factor in the accident.

If you have been injured in a car accident, contact San Antonio car accident attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

Singing diva, Whitney Houston, will be buried on Saturday in New Jersey

Posted on February 16th, 2012 No Comments

San Antonio car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are disheartened to announce the passing of Whitney Houston.

Whitney Houston, singing legend, passed away on Saturday afternoon in Beverly Hills, CA at the Beverly Hilton hotel.  She was found in her bathtub of her suite just a few hours before she was supposed to attend a Clive Davis pre-Grammy party in the same hotel.

The funeral will be held in Newark, New Jersey at New Hope Baptist Church, and it will be broadcast on television and streamed live on the internet.  The service is invite-only.  Aretha Franklin, Whitney’s godmother, will sing a song, and a choir of famous singers will also perform.

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7 San Antonio police officers being investigated

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

Seven South Texas police officers, whose names were not revealed, have been put under investigation for allegedly covering up a car accident of an off-duty sergeant.

None of the officers are facing charges, and according to San Antonio police Chief William McManus, the sergeant driving involved in the accident was put on administrative leave after he hit a highway wall in his patrol car on Thursday.  Alcohol is believed to be involved.

The other officers are now on administrative duty after they attempted to cover up potential evidence from the officers’ vehicle.

There was minor damage to the patrol car and an officer who was not involved in the cover up reported it.

2012 Super Bowl on Sunday in Indianapolis

Posted on February 1st, 2012 No Comments

San Antonio car accident attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers are thrilled to discuss the Super Bowl XLVI.

On Sunday Feb 5, the New England Patriots will play the New York Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl.  The Giants and Patriots faced off four years ago in 2008 at the Super Bowl, and the Giants took home the prize.

This season, the Patriots enter the game with a 15-3 record having won 10 games in a row.  The Giants have a 12-7 record and upset top-seeded Green Bay Packers and the second-seeded San Francisco 49ers to win the NFC Championship.

The game starts at 6:30pm EST at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem, and Madonna will perform at the Half-Time Show.  Tune into NBC.  Visit the Super Bowl website for information.

Three car crash on I-10 caused by wrong-way driver

Posted on January 17th, 2012 No Comments

On Friday, a woman driving the wrong way on I-10 caused a three-car accident.

The accident occurred on the lower level of the eastbound lanes on I-10 near North Brazos and Culebra Streets.  Police stated that the woman driving westbound in the eastbound lanes had just been released from the hospital and said she was flustered and unaware of what happened.  She entered the freeway in downtown near UTSA.

The 59 year old driver hit two cars.  The first car was a pickup truck, and no injuries were suffered.  The second car was a vehicle with a driver and a child.  The driver, child, and the 59 year old woman all went to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact San Antonio car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999.

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