According to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, a person was killed in a two-vehicle crash overnight involving an off-duty police officer on Benton City Road Sunday, June 26, 2022.
The crash occurred around 4:17 a.m. on South I-35 North and Benton City Road on the far south side of town.
According to officials, an off-duty Somerset officer was driving north on I-35 when he was involved in a major crash with another vehicle.
The driver of the second vehicle was pinned inside their car and unresponsive. Firefighters extricated the victim and performed life-saving measures, but they were pronounced dead on the scene. That person has since been identified as 26-year-old Sergio Z. of San Antonio.
The off-duty officer was taken to a University Hospital with a broken leg and laceration on his head in stable condition.
I-35 had to be closed while deputies worked to investigate and clear the accident scene.
Fatal Two-Vehicle Crash Statistics
The number of people killed or injured in car accidents steadily increases in the United States. According to the National Safety Council, vehicular accidents killed more than 38,000 people in the United States in 2010.
In Texas, car accidents are the leading cause of death and severe injury. One person is killed every hour and twenty-one minutes, and another is injured in a motor vehicle accident in Texas.
In Texas, for every 100 million miles driven, 1.50 people die in motor vehicle collisions. Since being last stated in 2020, the value of 1.26 has increased by 18.94%.
The number of people killed or injured in Texas car accidents steadily increased for quite some time. In 2020, 3,623 people died from all causes, up 7.54% from the year before. By 2020, more than 14,000 people in Texas will have been killed or injured in car accidents.
Bexar County Car Accident Lawyers
Vehicle accidents injure or kill an estimated 4.5 million Americans each year. Loved ones of car accident victims may find it difficult to comprehend their loss.
After a tragic accident, consulting a knowledgeable lawyer is the best way to learn about your legal options. Car accident victims must be aware of their legal rights and compensation options to avoid being taken advantage of by their insurance companies.
A car accident lawyer can help you get compensation if you find yourself in a similar situation.
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