Woman, Child Injured in Rollover Accident on I-37 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- May 26, 2022, a woman and a 4-year-old child were injured in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 37 in south San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. on I-37 near Southcross Boulevard. Preliminary investigation suggests the woman was driving in the area when she lost control and her vehicle crashed into the median, then overturned. She was ejected through the windshield into the grassy median during the rollover.
The woman and a child that was restrained in the back seat of the vehicle were transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on I-37 in San Antonio
When a crash like this happens late at night police tend to look first at some of the "greatest hits" in terms of causes. Things like speeding, distraction, fatigue, and in some cases alcohol tend to get investigated first because they're some of the most common reasons a driver loses control on the roadway.
I wouldn't suggest overlooking any of those factors, of course, especially since some might have additional issues to look into as well. For instance, if alcohol was a factor then a local business might be liable for the crash and the victims' injuries if it over-served the driver. However, unless indisputable evidence of one factor or another was found at the scene then it's important to treat this like anything could have caused it. That means looking into less-common issues as well.
Vehicular or tire failures, medical emergencies, road hazards--even if something seems unlikely, it still warrants consideration. Unless a comprehensive investigation is done important factors might get overlooked and the wrong story may be accepted as the right one. Will authorities give this incident the attention it deserves, or will getting the full story mean conducting more thorough independent investigations?