San Antonio, TX (February 11, 2023) – A woman was hospitalized after a motor vehicle accident took place late Thursday evening in San Antonio.
The San Antonio Police Department was notified at around 10:15 p.m. on February 9 that they were needed at the scene of a crash on East Commerce Street.
Reports from witnesses and news sources show that a woman was operating an electric scooter in the area of East Commerce Street and Navarro Street during the evening hours when she was struck by a vehicle.
The woman suffered injuries that required medical care. She was treated at the scene by responding paramedics and transported to a local hospital for further care.
The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.
We hope the woman is able to recover quickly from her injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents in Texas
Every year, thousands of people are heard as a result of auto accidents that occur in the state of Texas. Many victims require extensive medical treatment for severe injuries that they suffer. In many instances, people are using electric scooters at the time of their accidents.
Reports provided by the report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate that the number of injuries reported in accidents involving people who are using e-bikes, scooters, and hoverboards increased by 70% between 2017 and 2020. A study from The National Library of Medicine shows most scooter riders found that the majority of victims involved in these accidents end up suffering from orthopedic injuries. Auto accidents are the second leading cause of injuries to scooters in the country.
Like other pedestrians, these people do not have any protection during accidents. They are completely vulnerable to suffering severely broken bones, trauma to the head, and even spinal cord injuries. In many cases, innocent people are hurt as a result of accidents caused by driver negligence. Leading factors in accidents include:
- Drivers who have been drinking before operating their vehicle.
- Drivers who are traveling at too high of a speed.
- Drivers who are using their cell phones or are distracted while operating their vehicles.
- Drivers who fail to yield to others.
If you have been hurt as a result of an accident that was caused by the negligent or careless actions of another person, a San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyer will be able to help you file a claim against the responsible party for compensation.
Our knowledgeable San Antonio personal injury lawyers at Wyatt Law Firm have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been harmed due to negligent motorists. We can help you hold the person responsible for your accident to account.
Our Texas law firm is committed to providing excellent service and fighting for justice on your behalf. If you or someone you know has been injured, please don’t hesitate to contact us today at 210-340-5550. We are here to help and are dedicated to getting you the maximum amount of compensation for the damages you face following your accident. Contact our team now to get started.
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