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Overnight Pedestrian Accident Leaves Woman Dead

According to a KSAT News report, a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car on the West Side early this morning.

Police reported the incident occurred at around 1 a.m. on the Loop 410 access road between West Military Drive and Culebra Road on March 4th, 2024. The woman was reportedly either running into traffic or jumping over a flyover when she was struck. Witnesses in the area told police that they saw an SUV run over the woman and keep driving. Police say she may have been hit by a second vehicle as well. She was in her 40s and pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.

Did You Know?

December had the most pedestrian accidents of 2023 in San Antonio, with 85 accidents, but October was the deadliest month with 12 fatalities.

Pedestrian Hit by a Car in San Antonio — What Should I Do?

Have you noticed that there seem to be more and more pedestrian accidents in the news? No, you’re not imagining it.

Pedestrian accidents have been steadily rising across Texas and in San Antonio. In 2022, there were 781 pedestrian accidents in San Antonio. In 2023, that number jumped to 841.

With the rising danger faced by pedestrians, it’s important that you know what to do if you’re hit by a vehicle in San Antonio.

What to Do If You’re Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian

Nothing beats unplugging for a brisk walk around the beautiful city of San Antonio. But if the worst should happen and you’re hit by a vehicle, here’s what to do about it:

  1. Get to Safety — If you’re able to, get off the roadway and to a sidewalk or other safe location away from traffic.
  2. Keep the Driver and Witnesses at the Scene — Did you know that it’s illegal to leave the scene of a pedestrian accident without reporting to police and exchanging information? While a driver will possibly not even be arrested for the accident (unless they were doing something illegal), they will be charged with failure to stop and render aid and arrested if they flee the scene. Encourage them and witnesses to stay until the police arrive.
  3. Call the Police — You are required by law to report an accident that involves injury to a person in Texas. If the driver tries to stop you or make you feel guilty for calling the police, calmly remind them that it is the law and that having a police report is in your best interest.
  4. Gather Witness/Driver Information — Get phone numbers, insurance info, and names from the driver and any witnesses, and take photos of the scene if you can.
  5. Seek Medical Attention — Even if you don’t think you’re hurt, go to a doctor just in case. Head injuries often appear later, and the damage may be irreparable by then.
  6. Call an Attorney

Expert guidance to help you understand liability and figure out how much compensation you’re entitled to is crucial after a pedestrian accident.

Hit by a Car as a Pedestrian? Call Carabin Shaw.

We hope you make a complete recovery after a pedestrian accident. But that’s not often the case, and we’re here to help if the worst happens.

Carabin Shaw has served injured pedestrians in San Antonio for over 30 years. We’re a trusted name because we put our clients first. Call our attorneys and get your case evaluated for free 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 require you to work with the firm.

¹KSAT Report

²San Antonio Pedestrian Accident Data


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