San Antonio, TX – Man Killed in Crash on Hwy 281 near Hildebrand Ave

San Antonio, TX – Man Killed in Crash on Hwy 281 near Hildebrand Ave

San Antonio, TX (March 23, 2024) – A 63-year-old man lost his life as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on Thursday evening, March 21. The San Antonio Police Department was notified of the accident at around 9:00 p.m.

According to official reports, a black Dodge Dart experienced a flat tire while traveling in the 4500 block of Highway 281 southbound. The driver of a red Ford F350 pickup truck pulled up behind the Dodge and stopped his vehicle. The driver then exited his vehicle and began to help the driver of the Dodge replace the tire on his vehicle. For reasons unknown, a silver Toyota 4Runner was traveling south on the roadway when they crashed into the left rear of the trailer that was attached to the Ford F350.

The impact of the crash caused the 4Runner driver to lose control of their vehicle and crash into the Dodge Dart. The impact caused the Dodge Dart to rotate around and strike a black Mazda 5. The man who owned the Ford F350 pickup truck was then struck by the vehicle. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. Authorities only identified him as a 63-year-old man. The driver of the Dodge Dart was injured and transported to an area hospital. At this time, investigations are ongoing.

We hope the injured victim recovers quickly.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the victim killed in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Incidents in Texas

Every year, hundreds of individuals lose their lives in fatal pedestrian accidents across Texas. Many of these tragedies are entirely avoidable, with innocent victims bearing the brunt of reckless and negligent drivers. Key factors contributing to numerous fatal collisions reported in our state include:

  • Excessive speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Driver distraction
  • Reckless driving behavior
  • Disregard for traffic signals

Following the loss of a loved one in a fatal incident, your family retains the option to pursue a wrongful death claim against the liable party. This legal action can assist your family in obtaining compensation for various damages, such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Emotional anguish
  • Lost financial support

Taking immediate legal action is paramount to ensure your family’s pursuit of justice is successful in that you are able to maximize the compensation you recover.

What is the Statute of Limitations?

In Texas, you have the right to initiate legal proceedings following an accident. However, adhering to the appropriate timeline is crucial. The timeframe within which you must file a personal injury or wrongful death claim is known as the statute of limitations.

In Texas, the statute of limitations stands at two years from the accident date. While exceptions exist, seeking legal counsel promptly is vital to ensure timely claim filing. Failure to adhere to the applicable statute of limitations renders you ineligible to recover compensation for incurred losses and damages. Securing representation from a committed wrongful death attorney without delay enhances your prospects of achieving justice.

Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys Today

At The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we are dedicated to delivering compassionate yet assertive legal representation for victims in San Antonio and nearby locales. From conducting thorough accident investigations to adeptly negotiating with insurance entities or advocating in court as necessary, we staunchly defend your rights every step of the way.

If you have experienced a traumatic event like a car accident, we urge you to seek assistance from our Texas personal injury law firm. Schedule a free consultation today by dialing (210) 226-2000, and let us aid you in securing justice and the compensation you rightfully deserve during this challenging period.

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