One man was killed in a hit-and-run crash in San Antonio while trying to change a tire on his vehicle over the weekend.
Details about the Fatal Accident
Fox News San Antonio is reporting that, according to police, one man was killed when he was attempting to change a tire on the left shoulder of Interstate 35, just south of the downtown area on Saturday afternoon.
The San Antonio Police Department is further stating that the victim was off the roadway and on the shoulder of the interstate when a truck that was pulling a trailer drove onto the shoulder and hit the victim, knocking the man into the lanes of traffic.
The victim’s coworkers worked to pull him out of the roadway, but he died at the scene of the accident. At this time, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office has not released the name of the victim.
Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths every year in the United States associated with pedestrian accidents:
- In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrian fatalities in the United States.
- In addition to those pedestrian fatalities, there were another 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms across the county for non-fatal accident-related injuries in 2013.
- Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car accident on each trip.