San Antonio, TX (October 28, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in Bexar County left one person injured. The accident was reported at around 9:30 p.m. on October 23.
According to reports from the San Antonio Police Department, the driver of a black 2023 Ford failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in the 900 block of Fredericksburg Road.
As a result, the vehicle struck the pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 66-year-old male, sustained injuries. He was transported to a local hospital for emergency care.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope the pedestrian is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
In 2022, pedestrian accidents took the lives of 828 people in Texas. Thousands more were left with serious injuries that affected their lives forever. There are several locations where we see pedestrian accidents take place across our state. Some of the most common locations include:
- Parking lots
- Pedestrian bridges
- Busy intersections
- School zones
- Residential areas
These accidents are reported in both residential and commercial areas quite often. We see countless people affected by these accidents every single day. In many cases, industry and accidents are a result of drivers who are careless when it comes to operating their vehicles in a safe manner.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Crashes
There are several reasons why we continue to see so many pedestrians hurt as a result of crashes in our state. Some of the leading causes include:
- Crosswalk Violations: When drivers do not to yield the right of way to pedestrians who are crossing the roadway in crosswalks, it can lead to serious automobile accidents. Pedestrians have the legal right to cross at designated crosswalks, and drivers must come to a complete stop to allow them to do so safely. When they fail to do so, pedestrians can suffer severe trauma to the head and other significant injuries.
- Turning Vehicles: Failing to yield when turning is a major cause of pedestrian accidents. When making a turn at an intersection, drivers should always yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk. If they do not, pedestrians may be struck while crossing the street. This can lead to life-altering injuries that require emergency care.
When drivers do not yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, it can have serious consequences. Injured parties should seek legal guidance right away to ensure they are able to get justice.
Let Our Team Guide You Forward
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover has remained committed to helping car accident victims in San Antonio, TX, for over three decades. We understand the challenges and stress that come with being involved in a pedestrian accident, and our experienced lawyers are here to guide you through every step of the legal process.
From investigating your accident to fighting for the compensation you deserve, our fearless legal advocates are committed to protecting your rights and getting you the justice you deserve. Do not wait to reach out for a free consultation by calling (210) 226-2000, and let us help ease your burden during this difficult time.
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