San Antonio Pedestrian Hit and Killed by 18-Wheeler

A pedestrian was fatally injured Wednesday after he was struck by an 18-wheeler in San Antonio’s Southeast Side.

About the Fatal Trucking Accident

According to Fox 29 in San Antonio, the man was run over by the 18-wheeler after he evidently stepped out into traffic on Loop 410, between Southcross and Rigsby.

The man was rushed to San Antonio Military Medical Center with life-threatening injuries – he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

Authorities have not released the man’s identity – no charges have been filed against the truck driver.

National Trucking Accident Statistics

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recorded 3,921 trucking-related deaths in 2012 – a 4-percent increase from the 3,781 deaths recorded in 2011.
  • Another 104,000 people were injured in trucking accidents in 2012, up from 88,000 in 2011.
  • Of those killed in trucking accidents:
    • 697 were occupants of large trucks
    • 2,843 were occupants of other vehicles
    • 381 were non-occupants including pedestrians and bicyclists
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