Austin, TX (January 21, 2024) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the government Hill section of San Antonio ended in injuries. Calls for help came in at around 1:10 p.m. on January 20.
According to reports from the San Antonio Police Department, a collision occurred on West Carson Street near Austin Street during the afternoon hours. The police and the San Antonio Fire Department responded to the scene to assist. Police and firefighters shut down a portion of the roadway as emergency medical services provided treatment to those harmed. Injured victims who required further medical attention were transported to local hospitals. At this time, the incident is being investigated by law enforcement.
We hope those who suffered injuries as a result of this automobile accident recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Texas
Texas has a high rate of car accidents, with over 244,092 injury crashes reported in 2022. This resulted in over 4,497 fatalities and tens of thousands. The leading causes of car accidents in Texas are:
- Distracted driving (such as using a cell phone or eating)
- Bad weather conditions
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
Unfortunately, no matter how safe you are while operating your vehicle, there is no way to prevent other people from engaging in reckless and negligent actions. Statistics surrounding automobile accidents in our state just highlight the overwhelming impact that vehicle collisions have on individuals and families statewide.
Car Accident Statistics in Texas
According to reports provided by the Texas Department of Transportation:
- There were 15,299 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2022, resulting in 18,880 serious injuries.
- Vehicle miles traveled in Texas increased by 1.66% in 2022 compared to 2021.
- Over half of traffic fatalities in Texas in 2022 occurred in rural areas.
- Run-off-the-road crashes involving single vehicles accounted for 32.83% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2022.
- There were 1,030 people killed in intersection-related crashes and 636 people killed in head-on crashes in 2022.
- There was not a single day in 2022 when someone was not killed in a motor vehicle accident somewhere in Texas.
- The most common type of car accident in Texas is a rear-end collision.
- The most dangerous type of car accident in Texas is a head-on collision.
If you have been injured as a result of an automobile accident, you may have legal options available. You should reach out to a Texas car accident lawyer right away.
Contact Us For Help Now
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we are committed to providing our clients with top-notch legal services that cater to their unique needs and circumstances. Our experienced team understands the physical, emotional, and financial impact that accidents can have on individuals and families, which is why we work tirelessly to help you obtain justice and fair compensation for your injuries. We take pride in offering comprehensive and compassionate support throughout the entire legal process, ensuring that your rights are protected every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Let us fight for your rights while you focus on healing and moving forward with your life.
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Disclaimer: This post is purely informational and does not serve as a call for business. The information presented here should not be interpreted as legal or medical counsel. Additionally, the accompanying photograph is illustrative and was not captured at the actual site of the incident.