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Three Injured in Crash Involving SAPD Cruiser

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

Three people were taken to the hospital Saturday night after a San Antonio police cruiser collided with another vehicle.

About the San Antonio Police Crash

WOAI-TV reports that three people were injured after a San Antonio police officer collided with another vehicle while responding to a 9-1-1 call.

The accident occurred just before 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of West Commerce and North Zarzamora. The officer had his lights and siren on at the time of the collision.

The crash sent the officer and the two occupants of the other vehicle to the hospital. Authorities are investigating the incident and have not determined who had the green light.

Texas Car Crash Statistics

  • According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents on Texas roadways in 2012.
  • 44.24 percent of the traffic fatalities occurred in urban areas, and 767 deaths were linked to crashes that occurred at or in connection with an intersection.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in Texas car crashes in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • TxDOT estimates that:
    • One person was killed every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
    • One person was injured every 2 minutes and 16 seconds.
    • A reportable crash occurred every 71 seconds.


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