Three out of ten occupants of a 2002 Ford Explorer died in a deadly car accident over the Memorial Day weekend near San Marcos, TX. Two adults, ages 31 and 24, and one 7-year-old child succumbed to their injuries. The San Antonio family, which included five adults and five children, were on their way to Austin, TX, for a family event when a tire blew out on the vehicle and the driver lost control.
The car rolled over multiple times, ejecting nine of the ten occupants. The Explorer was equipped for five passengers, but only the driver wore a seat belt, police believe. The emergency call came into the San Marcos police department at 7:42 pm and dispatched to 200 Northbound I-35. Police believe the car was speeding at the time of the incident.
The 24-year-old passenger was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash while 31-year-old was pronounced dead in a local area hospital. The 7-year-old child was taken along with two other children, 8 and 9, to Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin in critical condition where the 7-year-old later died.
Two other children, ages 8 and 10, did not need hospitalization and were released to relatives; and two other children also injured in the accident were listed as stable but still in the hospital. The other two adults, one the driver of the vehicle, were taken to Seton Ascension Hospital in Kyle, TX, with multiple injuries.
The accident is still under investigation.
- 1 person was killed every 2 hours 25 minutes
- 1 person was injured every 2 minutes 7 seconds
- 1 reportable crash occurred every 58 seconds
- Of all Americans killed in vehicles where restraint usage was applicable and usage was known in 2018, 43.06% were reported as not restrained when the fatal crash occurred
- 249,241 persons were injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes in 2018
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