Jorge Daniel Solval Killed in Train Accident in San Benito, TX
San Benito, TX -- February 5, 2022, Jorge Daniel Solval was killed due to an accident where a train struck Solval along a set of tracks.
Investigators reported that the incident took place at around 8:12 p.m. along the 200 block of Whalen Road. Authorities say they found Jorge Daniel Solval unresponsive along the tracks, determining that a train hit Solval. As a result of the accident, Solval sustained fatal injuries. Additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Jorge Daniel Solval Train Accident in San Benito
An accident like this isn't always as straight-forward as people may think. Folks tend to assume the victim was simply being reckless. That can be true, but steps must always be taken to make sure the victim's loved ones are getting the full story.
Take for example an accident from several years ago where authorities found a young woman with fatal injuries after a train hit her. Months later, investigators were able to determine that she had been drinking, and the bar recklessly over-served her to the point she was barely conscious. She then wandered off to walk home, became disoriented, and ended up falling on the tracks.
A situation like that is incredibly complex, and it only came to light thanks to the continued efforts of investigators to consider more possibilities than just that someone was being irresponsible. I'm not saying anything like that happened here, but I see no reason why investigators shouldn't take every possible step to ensure they're getting the full story.