Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle on I-10 Access Rd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — June 1, 2022, a woman was struck and killed by a vehicle while running across the I-10 access road in Northwest San Antonio.
Authorities say the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. on the I-10 access road near Parkdale Drive. Preliminary reports indicate police got several calls about the woman running across the highway proper, followed shortly after by calls about her being hit by a vehicle on the access road.
The woman was pronounced dead by first responders.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Auto-Pedestrian Accident on I-10 Access in San Antonio
There's still a lot of missing information here, but people have a tendency to write off pedestrian accidents when someone is running through a road without benefit of traffic signals or crosswalks. I've heard "Either they were protected or they were at fault" more times than I care to count. However, virtually every accident--including those with pedestrians--deserves more care than that.
There are still many questions to resolve: Why was the pedestrian in the road? Where did she come from and what was her destination? What about the driver? How long was the victim there before the car arrived? How visible was she? Is that area lit at night? Were the car's headlights on? Was the driver's attention fully on the road? Did other drivers successfully avoid the pedestrian? Could or should anything else have been done to avoid the collision or reduce its damage?
I'm not accusing anyone of wrongdoing here or saying I know more than police investigators. I'm only saying what I so often do: Even if preliminary reports seem fairly straightforward it's always best to carefully investigate all the possible factors in search of the whole truth. The victim's loved ones deserve no less.