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Pedestrian Dies After Hit-And-Run Accident

Lilibeth Ramirez2 years ago

An unnamed male was pronounced dead after being a victim of a hit-and-run accident.

About the Hit-And-Run

A pedestrian walking in the median along SW Loop 410 near Highway 90 was struck by an 18-wheeler on Monday according to KSAT 12. The driver of the semi failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian.

The victim was transported to University Hospital in San Antonio in critical condition and pronounced dead at approximately 10 p.m. Monday night.

The Bexar County Medical Examiner has not released the name of the victim.

Pedestrian Safety Information

Following information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • On average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours and injured every 7 minutes in traffic crashes in 2012.
  • In 2011, an estimated 76,000 pedestrians were injured, 11,000 of those injured were age 14 and younger.
  • In 2010, nearly one in every five children between the ages of 5 and 9 who were killed in traffic crashes was a pedestrian.
  • Alcohol-impairment—either for the driver or for the pedestrian—was reported in 47% of the traffic crashes that resulted in pedestrian death.
  • Pedestrians should increase their visibility at night by carrying a flashlight when walking and by wearing retro-reflective clothing.

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