Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on Les Harrison Drive in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- May 6, 2022, a man in his 20s was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Les Harrison Drive in Far West San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:00 a.m. at Les Harrison at Culebra Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was speeding when he lost control. His sedan then hit a curb and a traffic light pole.
The driver was transported from the scene to an area hospital in critical condition.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on Les Harrison Dr in San Antonio
Some folks may read the few details of this accident and decide for themselves without further evidence what happened. After many late-night single-vehicle wrecks they're often ready to blame one or more of the most common factors. News reports mention speeding, but readers may be inclined to add something else to that like sleepy driving or distraction from a cell phone. The more cynical among them might even try to blame impairment, though they'd be the first to say something about it.
Impairment is a common enough factor that police will probably at least consider the possibility. It's at least important to look into it as a local business may have violated Texas dram shop law by over-serving the driver. However, it should only be one of many possible elements to investigate. There are also less-common but still important factors to consider like vehicular failures, tire blowouts, hazardous road or weather conditions, or even other drivers involved in the crash that left the area without stopping or rendering aid.
Until all the facts are obtained through a thorough reconstruction of the scene and additional sources of information like eyewitness statements and forensic data from the vehicle are obtained, it's important to be patient and not jump to conclusions. At the very least, the people affected by this crash deserve to know all care was taken to learn the truth.