• May 02, 2022

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle on South Presa Street in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX -- May 1, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck and critically injured by a vehicle on South Presa Street on San Antonio's South Side.

Authorities say the incident happened around 9:00 p.m. on the 4900 block of South Presa. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have run into the path of a northbound car in the area, said by investigators to be poorly lit, and the vehicle hit him. The driver remained at the scene after the collision and cooperated with police.

The victim, a man believed to be in his late 40s, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Presa St in San Antonio

When an accident occurs late at night, there are certain concerns that often go along with it. One that comes to many people's minds is the possibility that someone was impaired in some fashion. Obviously that doesn't have to be the case on Presa Street, but I suspect that police will at least consider it as a matter of procedure if nothing else. It's an important possibility to look into because when alcohol use leads to injuries, there may be another party to hold responsible for the part it played under Texas dram shop law.

Pedestrian Injured by Vehicle on South Presa Street in San Antonio, TX

In a nutshell, licensed alcohol providers are forbidden from selling or serving drinks to obviously intoxicated customers. Some regularly do that anyway, valuing more money spent within their walls over the safety of their customers and the public. When a business gets its priorities skewed like that and people get hurt, victims and their families may then hold the business responsible for its role in the damage done.

To be clear, I don't know that it applies in the San Antonio incident. The victim could just has easily have simply misjudged his timing or not looked both ways when crossing the street. News reports don't mention impairment and I'm not accusing anyone of anything. My point is just that many accidents involve unique or less-obvious factors people may not realize. Even police sometimes overlook important issues that victims and their families should know about. Making sure investigations are thorough enough to cover these possibilities is crucial, even if it's just to rule them out. Will law enforcement give this matter the attention it deserves?

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