A 40-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday night as a result of a possible drunk driving accident in Boerne.
Details of the Fatal Boerne Accident
According to KSAT, the accident occurred around 10:17 pm in the 500 block of South Main Street.
Police received a report of a possible drunk driver traveling north on South Main Street, and received a follow-up call about a fatal crash near Cibolo Creek soon after.
The driver of the vehicle, Jose Tristan, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated from the vehicle with hydraulic shears, and was rushed to the hospital with critical injuries. Tristan died soon after.
Police said this was the second fatal traffic accident for Boerne this year. The crash remains under investigation.
Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):
- 3,773 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2016, marking a 5.45% increase from the 3,578 deaths reported in 2015.
- 638 of the deaths reported in 2016 were attributed to a 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 264,076 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2016.
- Based on reportable data for 2016, TxDOT estimates:
- One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 20 minutes.
- One person was injured every 1 minute and 59 seconds.
- A reportable crash occurred every 57 seconds.
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