San Antonio— Suspected DUI Driver Struck a Pedestrian on Enrique M. Barrerra Parkway
Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 5:07 am
The San Antonio Police Department is investigating a pedestrian collision which involved a suspected drunk driver on Enrique M. Barrerra Parkway, last Wednesday.
Local officers said that the said car accident took place on 800 block of Enrique M. Barrerra Parkway. According to initial reports, an undescribed vehicle was traveling along the roadway when it hit a man who was walking on the sidewalk. The pedestrian was pinned underneath the vehicle and was then dragged between 150 to 200 feet between Southwest 38th and 39th street. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, the victim was already lifeless.
Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle was taken to University Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. SAPD investigating team is looking into factors such as intoxication or speed as a factor that played a role in the crash. A mandatory blood draw was then arranged.
The crash remains under investigation.
We offer our sincerest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased victim. May God grant you strength to go through this difficult time in your life. We believe that the San Antonio Police will do everything to bring those responsible to justice.
In the United States, Texas is one of the leading states in the number of traffic collisions involving fatalities. In fact, in 2015 alone, the state recorded more than 1,300 deaths caused by reckless drivers. Despite the government’s aggressive efforts to keep these cases down, Texas remains the worst state in the country for alcohol-involved car crashes.
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