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Man Hit by Vehicle While Helping another Driver

Jonathan Hernandez3 months ago

A man in San Antonio was hit by a vehicle while trying to help another driver.

Details about the Traffic Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that a man was sent to the hospital on Wednesday after being involved in an overnight accident in San Antonio.

According to police, the accident was reported just before 11 p.m. on Wednesday in the 12900 block of SW Loop 410 South and Zarzamora Street on the south side of the city. Police have further stated that a man in his 20s was attempting to help someone in trouble in Loop 410 when he was hit by another vehicle that was traveling east while trying to cross the road.

The man sustained a leg injury and was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation remains ongoing, but the driver who hit the man will not likely be charged in the accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

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

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrians who were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
  • During the same year, an additional 150,000 people were non-fatally injured in pedestrian accidents.
  • Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in traffic crashes than occupants of motor vehicles. 

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