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Woman Killed After Collision with Bus

Lilly Mashayak5 months ago

A woman was killed on the northwest side of San Antonio Saturday night after colliding with a bus.

Details about the Fatal Bus Accident

The accident occurred on Northeast Loop 410 and Starcrest Drive at around 9:30 p.m. The driver of pickup truck rear-ended a bus, police said. The accident shut down a portion of the highway.

The driver of the pickup truck was identified as 23-year-old Laura Sampayo by a medical examiner. Sampayo, from San Antonio, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Number of San Antonio Fatal Car Crashes in Recent Years

  • 2014: 135
  • 2013: 153
  • 2012: 124
  • 2011: 117
  • 2010: 110
  • 2009: 122
Number of Texas Motor Vehicle Deaths in Recent Years
  • 2015 (first six months): 1,643
  • 2014: 3,534
  • 2013: 3,408
  • 2012: 3,417
  • 2011: 3,015
  • 2010: 2,998

According to StreetsBlog USA, the state of Texas has lead the nation in number of traffic deaths with at least one traffic death per day for the past 15 years. Even with the Texas Department of Transportation’s (DOT) #EndTheStreak campaign, statewide traffic deaths increased 3.7 percent in 2014 from 2013. The Texas DOT reports that, on average someone is injured every two minutes and someone is killed every two and a half hours.

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