Woman Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Drunk Driver


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Woman Struck by Drunk Driver in Critical Condition

According to a KSAT News report, a woman was hospitalized in critical condition following an accident with a drunk driver while she was changing a tire on July 30, 2023.

According to police, a woman was changing her tire at around 2:42 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, on the 6200 block of UTSA Boulevard when she was struck by a drunk driver. The impact pinned the woman between the two vehicles, critically injuring her, and she was transported to the hospital in critical condition. The drunk driver remained at the scene and was arrested for intoxication assault.

Did You Know?

40% of all traffic fatalities in Texas were a result of drunk driving in 2020.

Drunk Driving in San Antonio – How Do We Compare?

It comes as no surprise to most of our readers that Texas is one of the top states in the nation for drunk driving. But how does San Antonio compare? In our beautiful city famous for a week-long fiesta and famously large margaritas, it seems like we hear about another drunk driving accident every time we turn on the news.

San Antonio 4th Worst City in the Nation for DWIs Study Shows

Buy Auto Insurance analyzed the data gathered from the FBI on DUI arrests across the nation to determine which cities had the worst issues with drunk driving. In their analysis, they found that Texas had four cities with more DUI arrests than most of the nation, and San Antonio itself ranks as the 4th worst city for drunk driving nationwide.

  • Annual Average DUI arrests in San Antonio: 5,731
  • Arrests per 100k residents: 1,111

According to this data, San Antonio has more annual average DUI arrests than Las Vegas, Nevada, by more than 1,000. It’s pretty clear that San Antonio has a serious problem when it comes to driving drunk.

Why Is Drunk Driving So Prevalent in San Antonio? Thought Leaders Weigh In

Top thought leaders from varying industries were asked to weigh in on why drunk driving seems to be more of a problem for certain regions and cities than others as part of the study. Many top executives agreed that the most prevalent factor contributing to drunk driving is how the culture in the city views alcohol and how much distance a person would have to drive to get alcohol. Additionally, the level to which public transportation is available plays a role in drunk driving statistics as well.

Consequences of Drunk Driving in San Antonio

Law enforcement officials in San Antonio take drunk driving very seriously. Criminal penalties include:

  • Up to a $2,000 fine.
  • Jail time between 3 days and 180 days.
  • License suspension for up to 2 years.
  • Annual surcharge up to $2,000 for 3 years to keep your license.
  • Insurance costs increase by 34% (citywide average)

Additionally, a DWI conviction can cause you to lose your job and make finding future employment more difficult, and convicted drivers are often required to take courses educating drivers about the consequences of driving drunk.

Injured by a Drunk Driver in San Antonio?

If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a drunk driver in San Antonio, contact Carabin Shaw attorneys today. We are a trusted name in San Antonio with thirty years of experience representing those whose lives were catastrophically impacted by drunk drivers, and we care. Contact the attorneys who put their clients first at 800-862-1260 or via live chat today. We look forward to serving you.

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