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Man Dies After Accidental Fall from Overpass

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

A San Antonio man fell to his death off of an overpass after a single-vehicle accident.

Details about the Accident

FOX 29 San Antonio is reporting that a San Antonio man died early Friday morning after he accidentally fell from the highway overpass after a car accident on the North Side of the city.

According to police, the 28-year-old victim was driving onto the ramp from Highway 281 North to Loop 1604 West at about 3 in the morning on Friday. His vehicle hit the guardrails, and the man apparently stopped the vehicle to look at the damage.

Police are speculating that the man either tried to sit on the wall or leaned back and lost his balance. The man fell onto the concrete below and he was killed.

The ramp from 281 North to 1604 West was closed until about 5:30 a.m. while police investigated the accident.

Important Information about Accidental Deaths

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 130,557 unintentional injury deaths in the United States.
  • There were a total of 33,804 traffic related deaths in the United States in 2013.
  • 32,804 people died in unintentional falling deaths in 2013.

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