• February 02, 2022

Roy Garcia, One Other Injured in Truck Accident on Loop 1604 Ramp in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- January 6, 2022, 36-year-old Roy Garcia and another person were hurt in a crash with a commercial truck on State Loop 1604 in San Antonio.

Authorities say the incident happened around 8:10 a.m. on Loop 1604 near Culebra Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a Kenworth semi-truck with an attached trailer was exiting a private drive near Alamo Concrete Production off the Loop 1604 access road. The truck cut across the travel lanes headed for the 1604 on-ramp and several vehicles stopped to let it pass. A Jeep Grand Cherokee in which Garcia was a passenger attempted to enter the ramp as the truck approached and the semi-tractor hit the front passenger side of the SUV. The impact caused the Jeep to overturn on its left side.

Garcia and the Jeep driver received minor injuries in the crash. Investigators noted the truck driver said he was unhurt but appeared to be in pain.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Roy Garcia Accident on Loop 1604 Ramp in San Antonio

If the reports are accurate it seems like a miracle there were only minor injuries after a commercial truck hit the Jeep hard enough to knock it over. I just hope reports are right and that's the extent of the victims' damages; I've handled hundreds of commercial vehicle wrecks, and injuries aren't always as "minor" as initial assessments portray them.

Roy Garcia, One Other Injured in Truck Accident on Loop 1604 Ramp in San Antonio, TX

For example, I had a case not long ago where two commercial vehicles collided and my client was told he only had a sore back afterward. Doctors gave him a once-over, told him he was lucky, and sent him home to take ibuprofen and lay on a heating pad. Days later his pain had ballooned to excruciating levels and he could barely move. Further tests revealed the crash actually ruptured a disk in his spine, meaning he needed serious surgery and lengthy rehabilitation for what reports first called (and the at-fault trucking company insisted was) a "minor" injury.

That's why I discourage folks from taking early reports like these at face value. It's one of people's most admirable traits to hope for the best, but as the saying goes they should also prepare for the worst. Making sure folks have the tools and evidence to get the help they need is always a priority, even if they ultimately don't need much of it. Will appropriate steps be taken after the San Antonio wreck?

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