David Arthur Garza Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- April 20, 2022, David Arthur Garza was killed following an accident where Garza's vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
Authorities reported that the crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. along Pecan Valley Drive just off Southcross. Reports say 21-year-old David Arthur Garza was in a vehicle traveling northbound when it somehow lost control. The vehicle ran off-road where it then crashed into a pole.
Garza sustained fatal injuries due to the crash. It appears no one else was involved. Authorities have not yet confirmed a cause for the crash.
Commentary on David Arthur Garza Single-Vehicle Accident in San Antonio
A challenge I find few people consider following single-vehicle wrecks is just how often folks will simply assume the driver did something. Authorities here, for example, said they're looking into speeding as a possible factor. Given the time of day, they'll probably also look into alcohol. Are those common factors? Of course, and they warrant investigations. That's especially true if a local bar illegally over-served the driver, as is too often the cause of deadly wrecks like this one.
But what about less common factors? Just because something like a mechanical defect, for example, is less common doesn't make it okay to just ignore. Were there issues with the victim's tires? Debris in the road? A medical emergency? Some other reckless driver that left the scene? Without clear evidence, folks should withhold their judgments and simply focus on what can be done for the victim's loved ones.