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Pedestrian in San Antonio Killed by Hit-and-Run Van

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

A pedestrian in San Antonio was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Wednesday morning, according to the San Antonio Express-News.

Details of the Fatal Hit-and-Run Accident

Sgt. Devon Lambert with the San Antonio Police Department told reporters the accident happened around 6 a.m. at the intersection of S. Laredo Street and S. San Marcos Street. A worker from a nearby food processing plant was crossing S. Laredo and picking up trash when a red van crossed a set of train tracks and struck the man.

The worker, described as a male in his late 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Other workers in the area told the San Antonio Express-News that the victim was an employee of Surlean Foods.

The driver of the van failed to stop. Police received a tip which later led to the driver’s location. As of Wednesday morning the driver was being questioned by officers.

Pedestrian Accident Facts

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were 4,280 pedestrians killed and another 70,000 pedestrians injured in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S. in 2010. On average, that breaks down to a pedestrian injury every eight minutes and a pedestrian death every two hours.

The CDC notes that certain groups are at a higher risk of being involved in a pedestrian accident. Those groups include older adults, children, and those impaired by alcohol. In order to prevent these types of accidents, pedestrians are advised to cross streets in crosswalks whenever possible, walk on sidewalks when available, and wear reflective clothing and carry a flashlight at night.


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