Three-Vehicle Crash Leaves Motorcyclist Dead in South Side San Antonio
A motorcyclist was killed Saturday as a result of a three-vehicle collision on San Antonio’s far South Side.
Details of the Motorcyclists Death
According to KSAT, the crash occurred around 6:30 pm Saturday near the intersection of Highway 281 S and Loop 1604.
Bexar County Sheriff’s deputies said the chain-reaction crash began when a truck collided with a second vehicle. Moments later, a motorcycle hit one of the vehicles. The motorcyclist, identified as 67-year-old Garry Medlin, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further details on how the crash occurred were not immediately available. The crash remains under investigation.
No charges are expected.
2019 Motorcycle Accident Statistics
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Information Institute (III):
- 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents in the United States in 2019.
- Despite only accounting for 3% of all registered motor vehicles in the U.S., motorcyclists accounted for 14% of traffic deaths.
- Motorcyclists are roughly 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle miles traveled.
- An additional 84,000 motorcyclists were injured in crashes in 2019.
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