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Driver Seriously Injured after Hitting Bridge Pillar


According to News 4 SA, a driver was critically injured after slamming her car into a pillar on the Northeast Side in San Antonio on Thursday.

Crash Remains under Investigation

Reporting officers says the woman was heading southbound on Ira Lee Road when the car hit a bridge pillar at the Austin Highway bridge.

Paramedics told News 4 SA that the woman suffered two broken legs and a broken arm. She was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

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

  • The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2014 was 1.42 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
  • There were 13,675 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2014 with 17,152 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • Based on reportable crashes in 2014:
    • 1 person was killed every 2 hours 29 minutes
    • 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 13 seconds
    • 1 reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds
  • Fatalities in traffic crashes in rural areas of the state accounted for 55.86 percent of the state’s traffic fatalities (1,974 deaths in 2014).

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