Pedestrian injured at H-E-B dies

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A retired Texas State professor died over the weekend from injuries sustained when he was struck Feb. 26 by a vehicle.

Hal Tucker Blythe Sr. died March 2 after he was injured in an accident in the H-E-B parking lot at 200 W. Hopkins St.

A 93-year-old driver was reversing out of a handicapped spot at about 4:30 p.m. Feb. 26 when he lost control, according to a Feb. 27 University Star article. Blythe was taking an item out of his trunk when he was struck by the driver’s vehicle, which damaged four to five other vehicles.

It was unknown at the time of the incident whether Blythe was injured directly by the driver or by another vehicle that was hit, according to the article.  However, it was determined the car did hit Blythe, but no charges were filed against the driver as a result of the Collision Investigation Team’s findings on the scene, according to the release.

EMS and San Marcos Fire Department officials rendered first aid to Blythe, and he was taken to the University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin.

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