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Motorcyclist Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

A motorcyclist in San Antonio was injured in an early morning accident on Thursday.

Details about the Motorcycle Accident in San Antonio

KSAT 12 News is reporting that police in San Antonio are looking for a driver that hit a motorcyclist and fled the scene of the accident early Thursday morning.

The accident happened just before 1 a.m. on Loop 410 near Bandera Road on the city’s northwest side.

According to San Antonio Police, the driver of the vehicle who hit the motorcyclist may have been distracted by an ambulance that was passing by with its lights and sirens on at the time of the accident.

The driver of the motorcycle was taken to university Hospital in the Medical Center in serious condition.

 An investigation into the circumstances of the accident is ongoing.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful death cases every year in the United States involving motorcycle accidents:

  • There were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in 2014.
  • In 2014, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all traffic accident fatalities.
  • 58 percent of motorcycle fatalities happened in multiple-vehicle accidents in 2014.

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