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Woman Killed in San Antonio Accident

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Jarod Cassidy3 years ago

A woman was killed on San Antonio’s North Side when the SUV she was traveling in was struck by another vehicle after experiencing a tire blowout.

Details of the Fatal Accident

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the 19-year-old woman was a passenger in a Mitsubishi SUV that experienced a tire blowout on westbound Interstate 10 near Wurzbach Road around 4 p.m. Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle immediately pulled to the left side of the road way; however, according to police, the narrow shoulder was not wide enough for the vehicle, and a section of the SUV remained in the traffic lane.

The stopped SUV was struck by a passing Ford F-150 – reports indicate the driver of the pickup failed to see the SUV. Following the initial collision, the Ford was hit by a GMC SUV.

The woman was transported to University Hospital with critical injuries – she was pronounced dead at 5:11 pm. The driver of the SUV was also hospitalized, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries.

The other motorists were not injured. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,377 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2013 – roughly one death every 2 hours and 36 minutes.
  • Another 232,041 people were injured in auto accidents in 2013 with 89,270 people suffering serious injuries.
  • 767 traffic-fatalities were linked to Texas intersections, and 523 people were killed in head-on collisions.


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