Police Arrest Potential Suspects
Officials found a man lying in the middle of Peabody Avenue with critical injuries at around 12:33 a.m. Witnesses say the vehicle that struck the man took off after the collision, as well as a second vehicle. According to the San Antonio Express-News, the involvement of the second vehicle in the pedestrian crash is unknown.
The injured pedestrian received treatment at San Antonio Military Medical Center but succumbed to his injuries at 1:26 a.m.
Police found the vehicle involved in the wreck abandoned near the New Laredo Highway, reports the San Antonio Express-News. Soon after, police located the second vehicle and apprehended multiple suspects in the 6100 block of Monterey Street. Officials say they have made an arrest for capital murder.
No other details have been issued regarding the identity of the suspects or the victim.
Pedestrian-related Traffic Accident Statistics
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,884 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2014. Here are additional statistics regarding pedestrian-related crashes in 2014:
- On average, a pedestrian died every 2 hours and sustained injuries every 8 minutes in traffic crashes.
- Pedestrian deaths accounted for 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- Ninety percent of the pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in 2014 involved a single vehicle.
- Eighteen percent of crashes resulting in pedestrian deaths involved a hit-and-run driver.