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Driver hits pedestrian after brake failure in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – A pedestrain was hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle along the  Poteet Jourdanton Freeway Thursday night.

According to KENS, the driver of the car attempted to stop at the intersection of Poteet Jourdanton Freeway and Villaret Boulevard shortly after 10:30 p.m.

The driver’s brakes malfunctioned causing him to coast through the red light and into a pedestrian crossing the road. The victim was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries but is expected to survive.

Charges are not expected to be filed against the driver in this case.

This is a series of articles presented by Gibson Hill Personal Injury as a way of keeping our Austin community safer and informed about traffic incidents and other news. Blog posts should not be taken as legal advice. However, if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, call the Texas pedestrian accident injury lawyers of Gibson Hill today for a consultation. You may be able to receive compensation for lost wages, medical bills, or other expenses.