San Antonio, TX (November 15, 2023) – Law enforcement officials in San Antonio responded to the scene of a car crash that took place in the downtown area and ended with injuries. The accident prompted the response of the San Antonio Police Department, San Antonio Fire Department, and emergency medical services.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on November 13, authorities were notified that a crash occurred on East Travis Street at the intersection of North St. Marys Street. The incident caused major delays in the area as emergency crews provided assistance at the scene. EMS crews responded to provide care to injured victims and transport them to local hospitals. At this time, the San Antonio Police Department is investigating the incident.
Our thoughts go out to those harmed as a result of this crash.
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.
Call Our Law Firm Now
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is committed to providing top-notch legal services with a personal touch for clients in the San Antonio and southern Texas areas. Our team’s dedication, experience, and track record of success make us the go-to choice for accident-related claims. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that accidents can bring, which is why we strive to provide compassionate care and fearless representation for our clients. If you or someone you know has been involved in an accident, we encourage you to contact our office at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation with attorney Troy A. Brookover today. Let us fight for your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.
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