Collision on the West Side Causes Fatal Pedestrian Accident

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San Antonio streets are not necessarily safe for pedestrians.


West-Side Accident Causes Pedestrian Walking Along the Street to be Struck and Killed

According to a KSAT News report, a pedestrian was killed after an auto accident pushed a vehicle into them on the West Side this week.

Police reported the accident occurred on April 21st at around 5 p.m. on the 9800 Block of Potranco Road on the West Side. A driver was apparently attempting to pull into a parking lot and did not notice an approaching vehicle. The two vehicles collided, causing one to veer off. That vehicle struck a woman who was walking along the street, killing her. One of the drivers suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital for treatment. No other vehicles were involved in the accident, and no other injuries were reported.

Did You Know?

Nearly 12% of the fatal pedestrian accidents in Texas happen in San Antonio.

Fatal and Serious Injury Pedestrian Accidents in San Antonio

Have you noticed that the local news always seems to be reporting on another pedestrian being hit by a car in San Antonio? You’re not imagining it — pedestrian accidents in San Antonio are a serious problem that is getting worse.

Driving around Alamo City may be a bit of a hassle right now with all the construction and traffic, but it’s safer than walking. However, many people have no choice but to walk, and careless motorists are putting them in serious danger.

Let’s take a look at common injuries in pedestrian accidents and where you can get help pursuing a lawsuit to recover damages.

Common Injuries in San Antonio Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians across San Antonio are most commonly injured in the following areas:

  • The Lower Body (Up to 50%) — The first place you’re likely to make an impact with a car is your lower body. Common injuries to the lower body include fractures, spinal cord damage, and pelvis fractures.
  • The Upper Body (Up to 27%) — If you’re thrown onto the hood of the vehicle or into the air by the impact, you will likely injure your upper body as well. This includes abdominal injuries, arm fractures, and chest injuries.
  • The Face, Head, and Neck (Up to 38%) — The impact of a vehicle hitting you often causes you to be violently thrown to the ground, making head, face, and neck injuries likely. Common injuries in this area include concussions, whiplash, TBI, and jaw fractures.

Many of these injuries will impact you for the rest of your life and at least temporarily put you out of the job. When an injury is so severe that it will impact your life and potentially alter your future, you should not attempt to pursue a lawsuit yourself.

Insurance companies often settle fairly with minor injuries, and you can usually handle those negotiations without a lawyer. However, when catastrophic injuries are involved, insurance companies almost always try shady tactics to offer you a settlement far below what you’re actually worth. In fact, a recent study found that individuals represented by an attorney walked away with 3.5x more in settlement value than those who represented themselves.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident? Call Carabin Shaw.

Carabin Shaw is headquartered in San Antonio and has represented pedestrian accident victims across Texas for more than 30 years. We’re a trusted name in San Antonio because we put our clients first. For immediate help with your case, call us for a free case evaluation at 800-862-1260 or use the live chat to get started. We look forward to serving you.

Contacting a Carabin Shaw attorney is free and does not obligate you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

²Fatal Pedestrian Accident Report (San Antonio)

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