Pedestrian Struck by Two Cars, Killed on Parliament Drive in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — June 4, 2022, a male pedestrian was struck by two vehicles and fatally injured on Parliament Drive in North San Antonio.
According to reports the incident happened around 11:00 p.m. on the 11800 block of Parliament near Blanco Road. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was on foot in a crosswalk when he was first hit by a Kia Forte. The Kia driver stopped to help the victim, during which time a Mitsubishi Mirage hit him a second time while turning from Parliament onto Blanco. The Mitsubishi left the scene but was located a short time later nearby.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
The case remains under investigation and the victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Parliament Drive in San Antonio
People may see the preliminary details of this accident and be of two minds. On the one hand, it's pretty much always dangerous to be a pedestrian in an active roadway; on the other, the victim was reportedly in a crosswalk at the time of the first collision. Depending on circumstances that might have meant the pedestrian actually had the right-of-way while crossing, so why did the first car hit him?
Only further careful investigation could say for sure, frankly, and in the meantime it's best not to speculate. I write all the time on this blog about the dangers of jumping to conclusions based on one's personal ideas about who's allowed to do what. Anyone who has been annoyed by a pedestrian darting across the street in front of them may be unsympathetic, but those who have almost been run down while using a crosswalk may feel differently.
As with any accident it's best to find just the facts of the matter, proven with evidence, and let them tell the tale. If anyone specific should be held accountable, knowing that requires first learning the full story.