Pedestrian Injured in Car Accident on North General McMullen Drive in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- November 24, 2021, one person sustained injuries after an accident where a vehicle hit them on North General McMullen Drive.
Investigators reported that the collision took place at around midnight near the intersection of North General McMullen Drive and West Commerce Street.
Authorities said that a pedestrian attempted to cross General McMullen from the nearby Walgreens parking lot. Doing so, an SUV hit that person.
The SUV driver called for emergency services, who then transported the victim to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police do not believe the driver was intoxicated. No further information is available.
Commentary on Pedestrian Accident on North General McMullen in San Antonio
Something I talk about a lot on this blog is how important it is to look into alcohol following early morning crashes. Here, however, police seemingly ruled that out, saying the driver wasn't intoxicated. But that's not the only possibility to consider.
For example, I had a case where a man was so intoxicated that he wandered onto a freeway where a car hit and killed him. Our investigations showed that he became so dangerously drunk because the bowling alley he was at illegally over-served him. That meant the establishment was liable for their role in his death through dram shop law, and the man's loved ones were able to hold them accountable.
I'm not saying that happened here, but it's why thorough investigations are so important even when the initial reports seem clear. If nothing else, it's worthwhile to explore any opportunity to get folks the help they need.