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Pregnant Woman, Daughter Injured in Hit and Run

Jonathan Hernandez6 months ago

A pregnant woman and her child were hit in an overnight hit and run in San Antonio.

Details about the Hit and Run

KSAT 12 News is reporting that, according to the San Antonio Police Department, a driver hit a pregnant woman and her young child before driving off during the overnight hours.

Police report that the accident happened just before 9 p.m. Tuesday evening at the HEB grocery store on Southwest Military Drive and Zarzamora Street on the southwest side of the city. Police further stated that a woman got out of her vehicle during an argument with her boyfriend, and that’s when the driver attempted to run over her.

The driver of the vehicle hit a pregnant woman and a two-year-old child instead. Both of the victims were taken to University Hospital to be treated for their injuries. The driver of the vehicle then left the scene of the accident.

The police department has stated that they found the driver and his vehicle late on Tuesday evening and that they have questioned the driver. An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in pedestrian accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2013, there were a total of 4,735 people who were killed in pedestrian accidents in the United States.
  • Another 150,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal injuries in emergency rooms in the United States.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic crash than occupants of motor vehicles. 

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