Schertz — Accident on FM 3009 Kills Off-Duty Comal County Deputy
Posted on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at 12:50 am
On the afternoon of Thursday, January 17, 2019, a multi-vehicular accident that occurred on FM 3009, near the Dimrock intersection, killed a Comal County Sheriff’s deputy.
According to the police reports, Deputy Ray Horn, 44, was off-duty and was allegedly suffering a medical emergency when he was driving home. However, at about 5:15 p.m., he crashed into other vehicles at the intersection of FM 3009, which critically injured him. He was then rushed to an area hospital, but unfortunately, he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Another victim involved in the accident was also taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
As of right now, the investigators are still trying to determine what the exact sequence of events is.
It is saddening to hear the news of the passing of Deputy Ray Horn. Alas, his life isn’t the first one that is taken by a tragic car accident. Car accidents happen quite often in this day and age. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA), car accidents happen almost every minute of every day, and for every 16 minutes, a car accident occurs that results in death. This can be translated to roughly about 6 million car accidents every year and 90 people dying in car accidents every day in the U.S. alone.
Furthermore, the NHTSA also reports that 85% of fatal car accidents occur on the open road while 15% occur near intersections, which is the case for this particular vehicular accident.
If you are a victim of a car accident, or you know someone who is, or you lost a loved one because of this type of crash, then please never hesitate to reach out for help. The police will be there for you, but more than that, car accident attorneys are more than willing to help you in protecting your rights and in getting you the justice that you deserve.