A hit-and-run crash near Medical Center has claimed the life of 69-year-old Floyd Van Hampton.
Information About the Hit-And-Run
According to KSAT, Van Hampton was travelling near the 2500 block of Babcock Road when a white pickup truck struck his vehicle and fled the scene. The hit-and-run occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday night.
Van Hampton suffered severe injuries and was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities Charge 29-Year-Old Man
San Antonio authorities later arrested 29-year-old Anthony Carrillo in connection to the hit-and-run.
Carrillo is charged with failure to stop and render aid.
2017 Texas Automobile 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.
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