San Antonio — Car Trouble Kills Driver on Interstate 10
Posted on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 at 9:34 pm
At around 11 p.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019, a man lost his life after he was having a car trouble on Interstate 10 near Callaghan Road.
According to the San Antonio police officers, the unidentified man was driving his pickup along I-10 when suddenly, the vehicle broke down. The driver then got out of the vehicle and, as a result, he was at first struck by a motorcycle. Not long after that, several other cars ran over his body, effectively killing him.
The motorcyclist also suffered some injuries and was taken to the nearby hospital.
This accident is still under investigation.
It is unfortunate to hear of unnamed driver’s passing, but it is even more unfortunate to realize that he is not the first one whose life is taken away by a car accident. Car accidents like this are fairly common in this day and age. In fact, in a statistics done by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), car accidents occur almost every minute of every day, and there is always a car accident that results in death every 16 minutes. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and about 90 people dying in car accidents every day just in the U.S. alone.
Three of the most common causes of car accidents are DUI (driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), speeding, and driving while distracted. Additionally, still by the NHTSA, about 15% of fatal car accidents occur near intersections while 85% occur on the open road.
If you are a victim of this kind of accident yourself, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this, then please don’t hesitate to ask for help. The police will always be there for you, but more than that, car accident lawyers are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.