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San Antonio Pedestrian Hit by Truck on Monday

Jonathan Hernandez5 months ago

An 18-year-old woman was sent to the hospital after being hit by a truck.

Details about the Pedestrian Accident

KSAT 12 News is reporting that an 18-year-old woman was hit by a pickup truck as she was attempting to run across the street, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Police have further indicated that the accident happened just before 9:30 p.m. on the 1800 block of Horal Street, which is found on the west side of the city. Witnesses of the accident reported to police that they saw a colored truck at the scene. 

About two hours later, the driver of the truck that hit the woman turned herself in to police. According to police, the teenager was not in a crosswalk at the time of the accident. The driver of the truck currently faces multiple charges of failing to stop and render aid to the victim.

The victim was taken to University Hospital to be treated for her injuries sustained in the accident.

An investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to 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 pedestrian fatalities in the United States.
  • During the same year, there were an additional 150,000 pedestrians who were non-fatal injured in pedestrian accidents.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident that occupants of motor vehicles. 


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