A motorcyclist was hospitalized in critical condition Saturday following a two-vehicle crash on San Antonio’s Southwest Side.
Details of the Fatal San Antonio Motorcycle Accident
KSAT reports the crash happened around 6 pm Saturday on Old Sky Harbor Drive.
A preliminary investigation suggests the motorcyclist was traveling behind a passenger vehicle that attempted to make a U-turn. The motorcyclist was unable to stop and crashed into the back of the vehicle.
The motorcyclist, a 31-year-old man, was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. He died soon after.
The driver of the passenger vehicle, a 22-year-old woman, remained at the scene and was questioned by investigators. The accident remains under investigation.
2019 Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
- 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in crashes in 2019, marking a slight decrease from 5,038 in 2018.
- On average, motorcyclists are roughly 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per miles traveled.
- An additional 84,000 motorcyclists were injured in accidents in 2019.
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