One Pedestrian Killed, Another Injured While Crossing the Street on the Northwest Side

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Woman Dead, Man Hospitalized After Pedestrian Accident on the Northwest Side

According to a KSAT News report, a woman is dead, and a man is in the hospital following a nighttime pedestrian accident on November 4, 2023.

Police reported the incident at around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday on Northwest 36th Street near Brandywine Avenue. A man and a woman, both in their 40s, were crossing the street in a poorly lit area wearing dark clothing when they were struck by a vehicle. The woman was critically injured, and the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and both were transported to the hospital. The woman died Sunday morning. The driver, who remained at the scene, is not expected to face charges, and police do not think the driver was speeding at the time of the accident.

Did You Know?

Most pedestrian accidents happen at night.

Safe Driving Tips for the Winter Months in San Antonio

This winter is predicted to be a cold one for San Antonio, and winter weather makes for poor driving conditions. Add to that the elevated stress levels people experience in the winter time, the darker evenings, and the holiday rush, and you can see why auto accidents skyrocket during this time of year.

Let’s take a look at 3 tips from the NHTSA to keep yourself safe and prepared while driving during this holiday season.

Prepare Your Vehicle

Whether you’re taking the family on a long road trip or driving to and from work, you should perform pre-winter weather maintenance. This includes things like:

  • Tire Pressure — Did you know that cold weather can mess with your tire pressure? Before heading out in cold weather, make sure your tire pressure is good, and the tread isn’t worn down.
  • Wiper Fluid — It’s easy to burn through more wiper fluid than usual in winter weather. Make sure your wiper fluid is full, and consider purchasing higher quality wiper fluid that contains a de-icer.
  • Floor Mats — Floor mats can get soggy and gross in the wet or icy winter weather. Consider switching them out with a heavy-duty or rubber model. Just make sure it’s the proper size for your vehicle.

Child Safety

Taking the kids? Make sure you don’t make these common mistakes when driving with kids in cold weather.

  1. Don’t Dress Kids in Heavy Coats in Car Seats — Puffer jackets are cute and keep kids warm, but they could interfere with the car seat harness, placing your child at risk. Instead, swap out the big coat for a light jacket and place a blanket over the child while they ride.
  2. Check the Carseat — Is their car seat the proper size, and is it installed correctly? Many car seats are not, and this increases the risk of serious injury to your child.

Safe Winter Driving

While driving in the wintertime time, follow these tips:

  • Leave extra follow-distance.
  • Stay extra alert for pedestrians.
  • Don’t drive fatigued.
  • Get a ride if you’re getting drinks.
  • Give yourself extra time to account for elevated traffic.

You can practice safe driving during the winter, but you have no control over what other drivers do. If you or a loved one is hurt or killed in an auto accident in San Antonio, Carabin Shaw is here to help.

In an Auto Accident? Call Carabin Shaw

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¹KSAT News Report



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