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Children Hospitalized after San Antonio Collision

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Jarod Cassidy2 years ago

Two children and two adults were among those transported to the hospital following a head-on collision in west San Antonio on Monday afternoon.

About the San Antonio Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, a Dodge SUV was traveling eastbound on Culebra Road when it was struck head-on by a Ford F-150. Authorities state the driver of the F-150 had fallen asleep behind the wheel and drifted into oncoming traffic.

Four occupants of the SUV, two children, ages 2 and 4, and their mother and grandmother, were transported to the hospital. A 2-month-old that was in the vehicle was uninjured.

Authorities took the detained the driver of the F-150 and are trying to determine if the man was intoxicated at the time of the incident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,377 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2013 – a 1.05-percent decline from the 3,413 deaths recorded in 2012.
  • 523 deaths were attributed to head-on collisions in 2013.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013.
  • Alcohol was determined to be a factor in 1,089 traffic fatalities in 2013.


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