Three Critically Injured in San Antonio Rollover Accident
San Antonio police are attempting to figure out what caused a single-vehicle accident in which a vehicle left the road on Wednesday morning. The San Antonio Express-News is reporting that crash left three people critically injured.
About the San Antonio Rollover Crash
According to the San Antonio Express-News, the accident happened on Wednesday morning at approximately 11 a.m. on the Loop 410 westbound exit ramp from northbound I-35. A vehicle, for reasons unknown, left the road way and drove up a concrete ramp under an overpass and flipped over.
Witnesses told reporters they heard children screaming for help and were able to flip over the vehicle to free them.
A man, woman, and boy were critically injured in the crash. A fourth occupant, described as a young girl, was reported as being in stable condition. Emergency crews transported the male driver to the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The other three victims were taken to University Hospital.
None of the vehicle’s occupants were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.
San Antonio police said that based on the way the car landed, speed is not a suspected factor.
Texas Car Crash Statistics
The Texas Department of Transportation estimates that on average in 2013:
- One person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes in traffic accidents.
- One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds in traffic accidents.
- One reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.
Overall, there were 3,377 traffic-related deaths and an additional 89,270 serious injuries statewide in 2013. A total of 232,041 persons sustained injuries in motor vehicle traffic crashes that year.