San Antonio, TX (June 10, 2021) - One woman was killed and two more are in jail following an early morning crash at a VIA Metropolitan Transit bus stop on San Antonio’s northwest side.
Officers on the scene stated that the victim was sitting on a bus bench when a woman driving a black Chevrolet sedan carrying a male passenger came down Culebra Road at a high rate of speed.
The driver attempted to pass another car by driving down the center turn lane when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, she drove onto the wrong side of the street, struck a curb at the intersection of North Navidad Street and Culebra Road, and up onto the sidewalk where her vehicle then slammed into the woman waiting for the bus.
Police said the vehicle continued on before it finally crashed into a chain-link fence.
The female driver and her male passenger both attempted to flee the scene but were apprehended just a few blocks away. The woman was taken into custody and charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid.
Her boyfriend was also taken into custody and charged with illegally carrying a weapon and possession.
The identity of the deceased victim has not yet been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in San Antonio
Each year, upwards of 7,500 pedestrians sustain injuries during vehicle collisions all across our state. The fact that pedestrians are not afforded the luxury of having steel cages to keep them safe makes them a lot more susceptible to fatal and life-threatening injuries. The majority of car crash victims receive injuries that require them to undergo emergency operations and spend weeks or even months trying to rehabilitate.
When pedestrians die in car accidents, they usually leave behind family members and friends who are overwhelmed by this unexpected and sudden loss. Even though there are very few things more distressing than the loss of someone you love, knowing that they were killed due to another person’s negligence makes the circumstances even more emotional.
Even though we would hope that all victims are capable of overcoming their injuries and moving forward with their lives, this is not always the case. As a matter of fact, motor vehicle collisions take the lives of over 3,600 victims every year. Approximately 17% of victims who are killed in these kinds of accidents are pedestrians.
Although money is not able to replace the lives of those taken from us so suddenly, having the economic resources that are necessary to move forward following this loss can help lighten some of the burdens that families will endure. Working with a responsive and effective wrongful death attorney in Houston can help to ensure you are in the best position possible after experiencing the tragic loss of a loved one.
The Texas pedestrian accident attorneys at Farah Law have over fifty years of experience fighting to aid bereaved families in defending their legal rights after losing family members in car accidents because of the carelessness of other drivers.
Our team is able to meet with surviving family members at their earliest convenience to review the facts surrounding their loved one’s death and to establish the most appropriate actions for moving forward.
We are dedicated to helping our clients safeguard their legal rights and best interests, and to maximize their financial recoveries through a claim of wrongful death. If your loved one lost their life in an accident, and you believe negligence played a role, contact our personal injury attorneys in Texas at (888) 481-9359 to see how we can help you get justice.
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