San Antonio, TX (December 5, 2023) – A San Antonio Police Department officer was injured as a result of an automobile collision that took place in San Antonio on Sunday morning, December 3. The crash was reported at around 11:00 a.m.
According to reports provided by the Police Department, a police officer was riding a bicycle in the area of East Commerce Street and St. Mary’s Street when they were struck by a vehicle. The officer, who has been with the police department for 13 years, was transported to an area hospital for the treatment of injuries. No other injuries were reported in the crash. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured victim recovers 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:
- 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.
- Crosswalk Violations: When drivers do not 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.
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.
Contact Our Legal Advocates Today
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we believe that every client deserves justice and fair compensation for their injuries caused by someone else’s negligence. Our team is dedicated to fighting for the rights of our clients and providing them with the support and guidance they need during a difficult time. We understand the challenges that come with recovering from an accident, which is why we take the time to get to know each client personally and keep them informed throughout their case. Trust in our experience and dedication as we work tirelessly to ensure you receive the justice you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation at (210) 226-2000.
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