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Sanitation worker dies after being hit by SUV
Firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and Bexar County sheriff’s deputies work at the scene Jan. 7 on New Sulphur Springs Road where a sanitation worker died after being struck by a sport-utility vehicle.
EAST CENTRAL -- Deputies from the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office are investigating two unrelated accidents Jan. 7 in East Bexar County.
According to sheriff’s office spokesman Rosanne Hughes, a sport-utility vehicle (SUV) driven by a couple taking their granddaughter to school struck a Tiger Sanitation worker at approximately 7:45 a.m.
The worker, identified as 62-year-old Pedro Almeida of San Antonio, was collecting garbage with his son on New Sulphur Springs Road near Foster Road. No one else was injured.
Acadian Ambulance responded to the scene, Hughes said, and administered CPR as an AirLife helicopter was summoned. Almeida died as the helicopter was being landed nearby.
The driver of the SUV remained at the scene and was not charged.
Also Jan. 7, an East Central Independent School District (ISD) bus was involved in a wreck on Jim Daniel Drive, said East Central ISD spokesman Stevie Gonzales. A driver swerved in an attempt to avoid the bus. The four students riding on the bus were transferred to another bus, which continued the route. No one in the bus was injured and there is no word on the condition of the driver of the other vehicle.
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