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Young Girl Hospitalized after Skateboard Accident

A young girl was critically injured in a skateboarding accident that happened over the weekend.

Details about the Skateboarding Accident

KENS 5 News is reporting that a 10-year-old girl was rushed to a local hospital after she was hit by a vehicle while she was skateboarding, according to the San Antonio police department.

San Antonio police have stated that the scene of the accident that the girl was alone on her skateboard near Loop 1604 and Gold Canyon Drive at around 11 p.m. on Saturday when the accident happened.

The driver of the vehicle pulled over right away. When police and emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, they found the girl unconscious.

The girl was then transported to the hospital in critical condition. At this time, no charges are expected to be filed against the driver because the driver did immediately pull over to render aid.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians involved in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States:

  • Pedestrian fatalities account for 15 percent of all crash deaths in the United States.
  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,844 people who were killed in pedestrian accidents.
  • Fatal pedestrian accidents have increased a total of 19 percent since reaching their lowest point in 2009.

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