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Off-Duty Officer Injured in Accident

Jonathan Hernandez9 months ago

A police officer has been hospitalized after an early-morning weather-related accident in San Antonio.

Details about the Weather-Related Accident

KENS 5 News San Antonio is reporting that a police officer from the San Antonio police department was recovering on Wednesday after a one-vehicle accident on the north side of the city that happened during the overnight hours.

According to authorities, the officer was off-duty at the time of the accident and was heading home from work, and the accident was likely caused due to inclement weather.

San Antonio police have confirmed that the officer lost control of his vehicle and crashed into the guardrail that leads to the 410 East entrance ramp right after Vandiver.

The police officer was taken to SAMMC with non-life threatening injuries.

Police further stated that they believe the officer had to have hit a patch of water on the highway before he hydroplaned and crashed the vehicle.

Crime scene investigators were present at the scene of the accident and were preforming routine procedures.

No other details, such as the condition of the police officer were made immediately available.

Important Information about Weater-Related Accidents

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration indicates that there are thousands of wrongful deaths that can be attributed to weather across US roadways every year:

  • On average, there are about 6,000 people who are killed in the United States ever year due to weather-related crashes.
  • There is an average of 5,760,000 motor vehicle crashes that are reported every year in the United States.
  • Nearly 1,259,000 of those vehicle crashes that are reported annually in the United States were weather-related.

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