San Antonio, TX (November 27, 2023) – A crash reported in the San Antonio area on Friday left two police officers with the San Antonio Police Department injured. On November 24, calls for help came in regarding a crash that occurred during the Ford Holiday River Parade.
According to law enforcement reports, police officers were in the area of West Crockett Street and Presa Street while directing traffic for the parade. For unknown reasons, one of the officers on-site was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, who was later identified by the police as Eduardo Valencia, disregarded a stop sign in the area before striking the officers. The officer was hurt and transported to Methodist Metropolitan Hospital for medical care.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene. He was later apprehended by police. While police attempted to apprehend the driver, one of the officers was injured. At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.
We hope both victims hurt in this accident recover quickly.
Auto Accidents in Texas
In the year 2022, Texas witnessed over 244,000 individuals suffering injuries from car accidents. This alarming statistic translates to a reported crash occurring almost every two minutes and an individual getting injured every two minutes and nine seconds.
Despite the frequency of these incidents, the profound impact an automobile accident can have on one’s life remains unpredictable. Preparing for the consequences of an accident can be incredibly challenging.
Those involved in car crashes are often left with serious injuries. These include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Severe compound fractures
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Injuries to internal organs
Unfortunately, any injury can require extensive medical care. We see car crash victims forced to go through both immediate and long-term care for the injuries they suffer. To make matters even worse, many crashes are a result of negligence.
What are the Leading Causes of Crashes?
There are various acts of negligence that continue to contribute to the high rate of automobile collisions reported in Texas every year. Some of the most common causes include:
- Reckless Actions: When drivers are reckless behind the wheel, it can have severe consequences. Unfortunately, see many crashes take place as a result of drivers who swerve between lanes, tailgate, and engage in other reckless actions.
- Driver Fatigue: When drivers get behind the wheel while tired, they may not be able to operate their vehicle responsibly. Driving while fatigued increases the likelihood that a driver will fall asleep and drift into another lane.
- Distractions: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead of them, they will not see other cars nearby. As a result, they are likely to strike them and cause severe damage and harm. Common distractions include food, cell phones, and even passengers.
If another person’s negligence has caused you harm, you need to seek guidance from a Texas car accident lawyer right away.
Seek Guidance From Our Law Firm Today
At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we understand the devastating impact a severe accident can have on your life, and that’s why our team is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services for our clients in southern Texas. We are committed to listening to your concerns and offering honest advice every step of the way as we fight tirelessly for the best possible outcome in your case. With over 30 years of experience as skilled negotiators and litigators, you can trust us to handle your case with personalized care and attention it deserves. Our track record speaks for itself, having successfully helped thousands of clients for nearly three decades. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact us at (210) 226-2000 for a free consultation and let us help you get the compensation you deserve.
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