Kevin Mier Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Mitchell Street in San Antonio, TX
UPDATE (June 14, 2022): Sources have identified the victim of this accident as 29-year-old Kevin Mier.
San Antonio, TX — June 2, 2022, a motorcyclist died in a head-on collision on West Mitchell Street on San Antonio's North Side.
According to reports the incident happened just before 4:00 a.m. on Mitchell at Probandt Street. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was riding a motorcycle on Probandt when he made a right turn on Mitchell. As the bike was turning it somehow collided head-on with a pickup truck.
The rider suffered fatal injuries in the collision.
When questioned the pickup driver said she couldn't see the motorcycle as both it and the surrounding area were dark. Reports say no charges are pending.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Kevin Mier Accident on Mitchell St in San Antonio
Right now it's not completely clear how this crash happened. The news says the motorcycle and the pickup crashed head-on, but the motorcycle was making a right turn at a light-controlled intersection. Does that mean one party or the other disregarded a red light? Moreover, looking at that intersection it seems like there are multiple streetlights; between those and the traffic lights is it really dark enough at night that the other driver couldn't see the bike? Was its headlight not on? What about the truck's?
To be crystal clear I'm not questioning the other driver's version of events or making any accusations. I'm only concerned that things may not be as simple as they seem according to the news. Vehicles crash in the dark all the time, but it's still important for investigators to consider any other possible factors (speeding, distraction, impairment, etc) if only to rule them out. If they aren't thorough then the job isn't really done, and the victim's loved ones deserve to know careful attention was paid in pursuit of the whole truth.