San Antonio, TX (December 12, 2023) – A woman was transported to an area hospital with injuries following a crash that occurred in the San Antonio area. At around 10:15 p.m. on December 8, emergency crews were requested at the scene of an automobile accident on Northwest Military Highway.
According to official reports, a woman was walking in the 8500 block of Northwest Military Highway on the northwest side of the city when she was struck by a vehicle. Authorities responded to the scene and closed off the roadway near Phil Hardberger Park. The woman was critically injured as a result of the accident. Emergency medical services rendered aid to the victim briefly on-site before transporting her to an area hospital. At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the woman hurt in this crash makes a full recovery.
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:
- School zones
- Busy intersections
- Parking lots
- Pedestrian bridges
- 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 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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