San Antonio, TX (January 20, 2023) – A car crash reported early Wednesday morning on the northeast side of San Antonio claimed one woman’s life. On January 18, the San Antonio Police Department responded to a crash on Farm to Market Road 78.
At around three a.m., a woman in her 30s was struck by multiple vehicles on Farm to Market Road 78, just east of the intersection with Pat Booker Road.
The woman was attempting to cross the roadway when she was struck by up to five vehicles.
Two of the vehicles involved in the accident stopped and tried to render aid. However, the woman died from her injuries while at the scene.
The police department in Universal City responded to the scene and pronounce the victim deceased. Investigations into the collision are currently underway.
We offer our condolences to the family of the woman who died in this fatal pedestrian crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Pedestrian crashes take the lives of more than 50 people every month in the state of Texas. There are many cases where these accidents are preventable. The unfortunate truth is that there are multiple factors that contribute to the high rate of pedestrian fatalities in our state. One factor that is significant in many fatal pedestrian accidents is the time that the accident occurs.
Reports provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that more than 70% of fatal pedestrian accidents take place between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m. There are several reasons for this. One is that it’s harder for drivers to see pedestrians at night. Pedestrians also tend to wear dark clothing, which makes them even more difficult to see. Another reason is that there are fewer people on the roads at night, so drivers are less likely to be expecting pedestrians. This can lead to driver inattention or distraction.
Finally, poor road conditions can contribute to fatal pedestrian accidents. Poor lighting, potholes, and other hazards can make it more difficult for drivers to see pedestrians and more difficult for pedestrians to avoid being hit by a car.
If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal pedestrian crash, there may be legal options that your family can exercise to seek financial compensation for funeral costs, burial costs, and other losses you face. A wrongful death lawyer in San Antonio can help your family secure the compensation that you need moving forward.
At Wyatt Law Firm, our wrongful death lawyers in Texas are passionate about providing quality legal representation for families affected by a tragic loss. Our skilled and seasoned legal team is dedicated to using their experience and knowledge of wrongful death law with compassion to pursue justice. While it’s impossible to bring back a lost loved one, we can help you receive the compensation necessary for expenses associated with your loss, as well as holding any negligent parties accountable for their actions. Contact us today at 210-340-5550 to discuss how we can help protect you during this difficult time.
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