Driver Injured in Van Rollover Accident on Lasses Blvd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- May 4, 2022, a man was seriously injured and was found covered in blood after a rollover accident on Lasses Boulevard in Southeast San Antonio.
According to reports police were called to the area of 3100 Lasses around 2:45 a.m. On arriving the found a heavily-damaged van upside-down in a residence's yard. The driver was located a few houses away, seriously injured and covered in blood. Reports say the driver fought aggressively with police when they tried to assist him; ultimately it took five officers to subdue and arrest him. He was treated for his injuries at the scene before being transported to jail.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Rollover Accident on Lasses Blvd in San Antonio
Obviously there are some unusual details attached to this crash if the blood-covered victim duked it out with police, but at its heart this is still a single-vehicle accident that occurred for unknown reasons. Let's hope investigators give it the time and care it deserves, because it's obviously important to find out exactly how things ended up as they did.
Some people may be ready to say exactly how this happened based on the reported details; I suspect most of those explanations would involve intoxication in some form. This would hardly be the first time someone under the influence of something lost control of a vehicle in the early morning. Heck, it wouldn't be the first time a drunk person tried to fight police either. However, before anybody decides that's what must have happened and washes their hands of the whole thing it's still important to find proper evidence to tell the story instead of making guesses.
If impairment is suspected (and I have a feeling investigators will at least look into it), that probably means police collected blood samples for toxicological testing. The tests give a pretty accurate indication of any substances in a suspect's/victim's system at the time of a crash. If one of those substances turned out to be alcohol, one further step would be to find out where the drinks came from in case a local bar is partly responsible for the damage done under dram shop law. If so, that bar may then have an obligation to help the driver recover from his injuries after dangerously over-serving him.
Having said that, alcohol's just a theory unless clear evidence says otherwise. Investigators also need to look into other possibilities, like a medical condition the driver suffered or even just concussed disorientation and aggression after flipping the van over. The crash could have been due to losing traction on a wet road or blowing a tire, too. Altogether there's just a lot of details that still need addressing before anyone could say with certainty what occurred here. Until the proper work has been done it's best to withhold judgment and instead focus on helping the injured victim however possible.