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Pickup Truck Crash Leaves One Dead


Damaged car from an accident with responding ambulance

A pickup truck smashed into another vehicle in San Antonio leaving one dead and three injured.

Details of the Fatal San Antonio Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the accident occurred early Sunday morning.

A vehicle with four people stopped at a traffic light when a pickup truck came barreling through and rear-ended the stopped car, pushing it almost a quarter of the way down the road.

One member of the vehicle hit, Dillon Trevino, was killed and the other three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the four members of the pickup truck attempted to flee the scene but all four were later arrested.

Police are still investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Rear-End Crash Statistics

While rear-ending crashes only make up about 6 percent of fatal crashes, they are the most common form of car crashes as a whole. Some of the most common reasons for rear-end crashes are speeding, distracted driving, and following vehicles too closely.

Texas Car Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,721 people were killed in Texas traffic accidents in 2017, marking a slight decrease from the 3,794 deaths reported in 2016.
  • 552 of the deaths reported in 2017 were attributed to 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 254,853 people were injured in auto accidents in Texas in 2017.
  • Based on reportable data for 2017, TxDOT estimates:
    • One person was killed in a traffic accident every 2 hours and 21 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 4 seconds
    • A reportable crash occurred every 59 seconds.

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Lawyer

you or a loved one have been injured in a car crash, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have experience handling a multitude of injury accidents, no matter how severe the crash or injury. You may be entitled to compensation for your damages if another driver acted negligently. Our firm has the experienced lawyers and financial resources that you need to achieve the real results you deserve.

Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review — attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends. If you cannot make it to our office, we can visit you at your home, in the hospital, or at work.

 

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