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San Antonio Pedestrian Hit and Killed in Overnight Hours

A woman was hit and killed by a car while she was attempting to cross the street in San Antonio.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

According to KSAT 12 News, a woman was hit and killed by a white sedan while attempting to cross a northwest side street on Tuesday morning, according to San Antonio police.

The accident reportedly happened just before 1:30 a.m. at the intersection of Bandera Road and Eckhert Road. Police have said that the woman was crossing at a point in the street where there was no crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle stopped after the accident and told police he did not see the woman.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Witnesses say that there was no way for the driver to have avoided the woman.

Police have indicated that the driver of the vehicle will not be charged.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of fatal accidents involving a pedestrian every year in the United States:

  • 4,735 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2013.
  • More than 150,000 pedestrians were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in non-fatal motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to die in motor vehicle accidents that occupants of automobiles.

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