Woman Killed in Pedestrian Red Light Accident in San Antonio, Tx

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 12-Mar-2013

A pedestrian accident in San Antonio left one woman dead on Sunday morning, when a driver allegedly ran a red light, crashing into another vehicle, which was pushed into a woman walking on a nearby sidewalk, officials reported.

The pedestrian who was killed in the San Antonio accident was identified by police as 36-year-old Cathy Gutierrez. Her husband, Juan Angel Gutierrez experienced injuries as a result of the accident, a report published by KSAT news noted.

KSAT reported that police revealed the driver of the vehicle was ticketed for running the red light but authorities do not plan on filing charges against that driver.

Failure to yield the right of way and is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Texas, according the Texas Department of Public Safety. In 2008, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that as many as 762 traffic related fatalities were tied to red light running, with more than 165,000 people injured each year as a result.

While the statistics stemming from red light running are shocking and the resulting injuries and fatalities are heartbreaking for loved ones and family members, statistics show that less than half of the injuries and deaths occur in those who are responsible for running a red light. In contrast, the people affected are often pedestrians and the occupants of other vehicles nearby.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver or red-light runner, call our traffic accident lawyers in San Antonio, Austin, Waco and statewide Texas at 800-359-5690, contact our San Antonio pedestrian accident lawyers online or visit one of the 10 convenient locations for our personal injury law firm in Bexar County and across the state for a free initial consultation today. We care. We can help.


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