7-Year-Old Girl Dead in San Antonio After Highway Crash
Details of the San Antonio Crash
The accident happened on U.S. Highway 90 near West Military on Saturday just before 6 P.M. According to witnesses, a speeding driver heading East burst a tire, rolled over a guardrail, and crashed into a taco truck, according to News 4 San Antonio.
Police found two adults and one child in the car. The female driver was alert and conscious when police arrived. The male passenger was unconscious but still breathing, and the 7-year-old was badly injured. They rushed them to the hospital, where the 7-year-old later died from her injuries.
The female driver is being treated and is in stable condition. The man, assumed to be the girl’s father, is in serious condition.
Texas Motor Vehicle Traffic Statistics 2018
Information taken from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
- There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
- There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
- There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
- There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
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