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A Stolen Car Crash Has Left One Dead and Two Injured

Ashley Peterson3 months ago

Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

A teenager died after crashing a stolen car leaving two others injured in the vehicle.

About the Fatal San Antonio Crash

According to KSAT, a crash involving a stolen SUV in San Antonio, Texas has left one dead and two others injured.

Police say the vehicle was crashed into the wall of a warehouse, leaving a hole in the brick. Before that, the car also hit a fire hydrant and a power pole causing damage to both that may take days to repair.

The teenager driving the car, 16-year-old Felipe Rezaie, was thrown from the car and died. The other two in the car with him were taken to University Hospital to treat their injuries.

Teen Crash Statistics

Teens that are 16 to 17 years of age are almost 9 times more likely to be in a car crash than adults and about 6 times more likely to die in one.

These crashes are the largest cause of death and disability for teenagers in America.  However, most of the crashes come from a lack of attention or experience on the part of the teenage drivers.

Texas Car Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 were attributed to head-on collision.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 987 traffic deaths, accounting for roughly 26% of all Texas traffic fatalities.
  • An additional 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

Contact an Experienced Texas Car Accident Lawyer

you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

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