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Man in Critical Condition Following San Antonio Trucking Accident

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Olivia Finger2 years ago

 Jacob Garza was pulled away from his car this last Tuesday after being wedged underneath the trailer of an 18-wheeler. He was then transferred to San Antonio Military Medical Center.

Details of the San Antonio Accident

The 21-year-old was recovered 30 minutes after the crash and had to be cut from the 2006 Dodge Charger he was driving, the San Antonio Express-News reports.

He was in critical condition at the time and suffered from severe internal injuries. Police stated that he also had a large gash on his forehead.

The accident occurred when Garza failed to stop at a red light, remaining at a high rate of speed. He then struck the rear section of the 18-wheeler. It is unknown whether or not he was wearing a seat belt.

Traffic was slowed to a mere crawl for over an hour on both Theo and Malone Avenues at I-35.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

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

  • 3,534 people were killed in traffic collisions  in Texas in 2014 – a 3.7-percent increase over the 3,408 deaths reported in 2013
  • 823 of the fatalities recorded in 2014 were linked to accidents that occurred at or in relation to an intersection.
  • An additional 237,941 people were injured in auto accidents that occurred in Texas in 2014 – roughly on injury every 2 minutes and 13 seconds.
  • A reportable crash occurred every 66 seconds in 2014.


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