Man Killed After Crashing Car Into Tree in Nighttime Accident

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Young Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident After Slamming Into a Tree

According to a KSAT News report, a man is dead after hitting a tree in a late-night accident last week.

Police reported the accident happened at around 10:40 p.m. on the 10800 block of South Zarzamora Street near Loop 410 and the Texas A&M San Antonio campus. The man in his 20s was reportedly speeding down South Zarzamora when he lost control of his car and struck a utility pole. He then crashed into a tree, his vehicle wrapping around it due to the speed of the impact. A passerby saw the vehicle and reported it to the police, and EMS  pronounced the man dead at the scene. He was not identified, and the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

Did You Know?

Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for licensed drivers between the ages of 16 and 24.

Accidents on College Campuses in San Antonio

San Antonio has a large student population — there are more than 30 higher-education facilities that cater to upwards of 100,000 students in this city, and that’s a modest estimate.

One of the greatest risks facing college students in San Antonio is auto accidents. Over 60% of college students who attend school in the South bring their own vehicles —  they are also more likely than any other age group to engage in dangerous driving behaviors.

Most Common Auto Accidents on College Campuses

College students have less driving experience, engage in more risky behaviors, and are more likely to drive late at night than older drivers. The most common accidents faced by college students in San Antonio include:

  • Pedestrian Accidents — Those who walk or bike to nearby off-campus businesses and student-living apartment complexes are incredibly vulnerable to pedestrian accidents. Many campuses in San Antonio also have public roads available to through traffic, which increases the risk of pedestrian accidents.
  • Drunk Driving Accidents — College students are more likely to drive drunk than other age groups. 18% of college students in a recent survey admitted to driving drunk or under the influence of drugs.
  • Distracted Driving — Texting, talking on the phone, and scrolling through Instagram are common driving behaviors of college students across the country.
  • Drowsy Driving — Late-night parties and snack runs leave students more vulnerable to drowsy driving, which is nearly as dangerous as driving drunk.

The risk of severe injury and death is high in all of the above accidents. While young and inexperienced college students across San Antonio may see these behaviors as only a minor risk, thousands of innocent people are killed across San Antonio because of them.

Injured in an Auto Accident On or Near a College Campus in San Antonio? Call Carabin Shaw.

You should never have to pay for someone else’s stupid mistake. If you were hurt in an auto accident on or near a college campus in San Antonio, you may be entitled to compensation for things like:

  • Ambulance Costs,
  • Medical Bills,
  • Emergency Room Visits,
  • Property Damage,
  • Surgeries,
  • Disfigurement,
  • Severe Burns,
  • Anxiety/PTSD/Depression,
  • Wrongful Death,
  • and More.

We can help you find out for free.

Carabin Shaw has helped those injured in auto accidents in San Antonio for over 30 years. We’re a trusted name because we put our clients first. If you were hurt in an accident on a college campus, jump into the live chat to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our auto accident attorneys, where you’ll discuss the best legal options available to you. We look forward to serving you.

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

¹KSAT Report

²Value Penguin Statistics


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