Susan Marie Vargas Injured in Transit Bus Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- March 20, 2021, Susan Marie Vargas was injured due to an accident where Vargas's vehicle collided with a transit bus.
Authorities were called out to the scene of the crash at around 1:13 p.m. It happened at the intersection of 24th Street and Martin Avenue.
In their reports, officials said that 34-year-old Susan Marie Vargas was in a Ford F-150 traveling southbound along 24th Street. Vargas reportedly failed to stop at the light for Martin, resulting in a collision with a westbound transit bus.
Due to the collision, Vargas sustained injuries said to be incapacitating. No one else was hurt in the crash. Authorities did not report any citations or charges. Investigations are ongoing.
Commentary on Susan Marie Vargas Transit Bus Accident in San Antonio
It's entirely possible that this was all just the result of a momentary lapse in judgment, as is commonly the case. However, I think it's worth noting that authorities say the victim didn't stop in time, rather than saying she flat out ran the light. Additionally, the listing distraction as a potential factor could be speculation based on similar wrecks rather than actual evidence. This is one of the reasons I advocate for thorough independent investigations after a serious wreck like this. Is it possible police know everything there is to know already? Of course. Is it possible more thorough investigations reveal something unusual (a mechanical defect, for example) caused the crash? Absolutely. They is making sure that investigators at least consider those possibilities to make sure those hurt in the crash have every opportunity to get the help they need.