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Driver Charged after Fleeing Scene of Pedestrian Accident

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Jonathan Hernandez1 year ago

The driver responsible for a hit and run accident has been arrested and charged in San Antonio.

Details about the Hit and Run Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that a driver is being charged after he hit a man who was attempting to cross the street and then fled the scene of the accident on Tuesday, according to San Antonio Police.

Police say that the accident happened just before 10 p.m. on Tuesday evening near the intersection of South Frio Street and Guadalupe Street, which is just west of the downtown area. Police have indicated that the driver of the vehicle hit a man who was walking in a crosswalk and then drove away from the scene of the accident.

A police officer in the area happened to witness the accident and caught up with the driver of the vehicle and brought him back to the scene of the accident. The driver has since been charged with failing to stop and render aid. The victim who was hit by the driver’s car was taken to the hospital to be treated for a broken leg.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of pedestrians who are killed every year in motor vehicle accidents:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • During the same year, there were about 150,000 pedestrians who were treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than occupants of motor vehicles. 


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