• May 09, 2022

Robert Sanford Dead, Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Bandera Rd in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (May 17, 2022): The van driver killed in this crash has been identified as 62-year-old Robert James Sanford. Officials are still investigating why Sanford was travelign the wrong way on Bandera Road.

San Antonio, TX -- May 8, 2022, one person died and two others were injured in a wrong-way collision on Bandera Road in Northwest San Antonio.

Authorities say the incident happened Sunday afternoon on the 1100 block of Bandera. Preliminary investigation suggests a 62-year-old man was driving a white panel van the wrong direction on the roadway when he collided head-on with a pickup truck. An SUV then crashed into the rear of the pickup.

The van's driver died in transit to a hospital. The other two drivers suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The crash remains under investigation. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Robert Sanford Accident on Bandera Road in San Antonio

When someone travels on the wrong side of the road it obviously creates a lot of questions. Was something wrong with the vehicle? Was the driver distracted? Did he fall asleep at the wheel? Could he have gotten disoriented somehow? Might he have been impaired? Are the road markings clearly visible in that area?

It's important to learn the specifics of the accident for many reasons. Obviously the most important is to bring answers to the people affected by the crash, but there are also questions of accountability to consider. If the van was a work vehicle, for example, the wrong-way driver's employer may have a duty to help both his family and the injured crash victims. Moreover, if impairment was a factor then any business that had a hand in the driver's intoxication might also be liable for the damage done. That's not to say alcohol was definitely involved, just accounting for one possibility of many.

All I'm really saying is this accident merits careful investigation. Police may not be interested in putting that kind of time into it, though, so if there are any lingering doubts about the "official" story then it might be prudent to have independent investigators take a closer look. At the very least it's important for the victims and their loved ones to know that no stone was left unturned in pursuit of the truth.

Robert Sanford Dead, Two Injured in Wrong-Way Crash on Bandera Rd in San Antonio, TX

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