18-Wheeler Kills Pedestrian in East Bexar County, Trucker Flees Accident Scene
Law enforcement officials are looking for an 18-wheeler driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in Bexar County, Texas, Monday afternoon.
18-Wheeler Struck Pedestrian During Gravel Delivery
The October 12th accident occurred shortly before 2:30 p.m. on a private drive located in the 400 block of North Abbott Road near St. Hedwig in far East Bexar County. While it’s not clear what led to the tragedy, the 18-wheeler was delivering gravel to a ranch and may have been backing up when the victim was hit.
Witnesses attempted to render life-saving aid, but the truck driver got back inside the vehicle and left. The 58-year-old man died before Bexar County Sherriff’s deputies arrived on the scene.
The accident remains under investigation, and authorities are working to track down the truck driver. While the victim has not been identified, media reports indicate he owned property nearby.
Pedestrian Deaths Account for 17% of All Traffic Fatalities
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), 6,283 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents in 2019, accounting for 17% of the roadway fatalities that year. Nearly 90% of the deaths reported nationwide involved a single vehicle, while 319 involved an 18-wheeler or other large commercial truck.
Texas reported 619 pedestrian fatalities, the third-highest in the country.
In Texas, hit-and-run crashes that cause serious injury or death are considered third-degree felonies, punishable by 2-to-10 years in state prison. Convicted drivers face up to one year in a county jail or up to five years in state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000 when the resulting injuries are not serious.
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