Pedestrian Struck and Killed on I-10 in Seguin


Pedestrian accidents often have catastrophic consequences at interstate speeds.


Seguin Man Struck After Exiting Vehicle on I-10

According to a KSAT News report, a Seguin man is dead after being struck by two vehicles on I-10 after exiting his car on Thursday, July 28, 2023.

Police reported that the man, identified as 32-year-old Felix Issac DelaRosa, exited his vehicle at around 10 p.m. in the grass median on I-10 near mile marker 606 in Seguin. He was struck by two vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene. Police noted that there was damage to his vehicle, indicating that he may have hit a guardrail before stopping at exiting his vehicle. The other two drivers were transported to the hospital by EMS in stable condition.

Did You Know?

74% of pedestrian accidents occur at night in areas with or without street lights, according to the National Safety Counsel.

Guardrail Accidents in San Antonio

You drive by miles of guardrails every day when you go to work and you probably never give them a second thought. But what happens if you hit a guardrail in Texas?

Why Guardrail Accidents Happen

If guardrails are supposed to protect vehicles on the road, then why do guardrail accidents happen? Well, there can be multiple reasons why a guardrail may actually make an accident worse or sometimes even cause an accident, but the most common reasons are:

  • Poor Maintenance – most of the guardrails across the country are pretty old. Improper maintenance can lead to defects that cause the guardrail not to carry the impact the way it should, causing them to snap or bend, leading to serious injury.
  • Faulty Design – A famous trial in 2012 found that Trinity Industries Inc., which was a Dallas-based company that made most of the guardrails across the country, changed their design without notifying the Federal Highway Administration. This change led to the rails being deficient and caused a man to lose both of his legs in an accident.
  • Improper Installation – Sometimes, the company that installs the guardrails may do so improperly, causing extreme injuries. Many fatal guardrail accidents happened because the construction crew that installed them did so at an improper height. Height is critical in safe installation because it affects where the vehicle is impacted.

Can I Leave If I Hit a Guardrail in Texas?

No, you can’t. If you cause property damage in an accident, you have to notify the police. However, if you strike a guardrail at night on an interstate highway, as in the above case, do not exit your vehicle. Turn on your hazards, move to the shoulder or median, and call the police. Stepping out of your vehicle could result in a serious accident, like in the above case.

What If I Hit a Guardrail, and It Wasn’t My Fault?

If another driver hits your vehicle and knocks you into a guardrail, you could be entitled to compensation, especially if you were injured. The driver who hit you may not be the only responsible party for your injuries if a guardrail was involved, so contact an experienced auto accident attorney in San Antonio TODAY to ensure you get all of the compensation legally owed to you.

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