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1 Dead in San Antonio Car Crash

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Danielle Dougall3 years ago

According to San Antonio Express-News, one of the two people hospitalized in a car crash on the far West Side of San Antonio, Texas passed away last Saturday, October 11.

About the West Side Accident

Dianna Polanco, age 20, died at the University Hospital following the 5 p.m. crash on the 900 block of Loop 1604 West.

According to a San Antonio Police Department report, Dianna was a passenger in her sister’s white Nissan, which slowed to a speed of 5 mph when entering the access road of the Loop. Witnesses have stated that they saw the vehicle’s occupants looking for a business on the opposite side of the road and several vehicles had to swerve to avoid hitting her car as they entered the 55 mph speed zone.

Dianna suffered a serious head injury at the scene and died a few hours after arriving at University Hospital.

Alcohol and drug use do not appear to have been factors in the collision.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • In 2013, the Texas Department of Transportation recorded 3,377 traffic related deaths.
    • 1,883 deaths were attributed to accidents that occur in rural areas.
    • 767 people were killed in collisions that occurred at or were related to intersections.
    • 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in traffic collisions in Texas in 2013.
    • 89,270 people sustained serious injuries.


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