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Pedestrian Dies After Being Hit by SUV on San Antonio West Side

According to the San Antonio Express-News, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in San Antonio on December 15, 2016.

About the Fatal San Antonio Pedestrian Accident

John Marfin, a police sergeant from the  San Antonio Police Department, released a statement saying that the victim was a 57-year-old male who was crossing the street near Bandera and Culebra roads around 8:10 p.m. when was struck and killed by an SUV.

A bystander, who saw the victim lying on the ground, tried to perform CPR on him in an attempt to revive and resuscitate him but was unsuccessful. The victim had already died from his injuries.

The driver who was driving the SUV stayed at the scene to cooperate with police. So far, as the investigation continues, police have only regarded the incident as an accident. Police are still looking into why the victim did not use a protected pedestrian crosswalk.

Pedestrian Accident Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States in 2013. This equates to one crash-related pedestrian death every 2 hours.
  • More than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency departments for non-fatal crash-related injuries in 2013, according to the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to be killed in a car crash on each trip.
  • NHTSA reports that pedestrians ages 65 and older accounted for 19% of all pedestrian deaths and an estimated 10% of all pedestrians injured in 2013.
  • In 2013, one in every five children under the age of 14 who were killed in traffic crashes were pedestrians.
  • Alcohol involvement for the driver or the pedestrian was reported for 49% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian death.
  • Most pedestrian deaths occur in urban areas, non-intersection locations, and at night.

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