Andrew Droke Killed, One Injured in Pedestrian Accident on Potranco Road in Bexar County, TX
UPDATE (June 14, 2022): Sources identified the man killed in the accident as Andrew William Droke. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Bexar County, TX -- June 7, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured due to an a pedestrian accident along Potranco Road.
Investigators reported that the crash took place off the corner of Potranco Road and Sundance Crest in the Far West Side area.
At around 12:30 a.m., authorities said that a Jeep was traveling along the road and somehow hit a pedestrian. The Jeep also lost control, causing it to overturn.
Due to the collision, the pedestrian sustained fatal injuries. The Jeep driver had unspecified injuries. Right now, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Andrew Droke Pedestrian Accident in Bexar County
There isn't a lot of information about what happened here, and it's important folks don't go jumping to conclusions without the facts. People tend to assume that pedestrians are automatically at fault, but it's entirely possible the collision was avoidable for a reasonably prudent driver. There could even be extenuating circumstances to consider due to the time of day this occurred.
Alcohol, for example, is all too common around midnight. Finding out if someone was over-served by a local bar, leading to the collision, could show that establishment is liable under dram shop law for contributing to the accident. And that's not to specifically single out the driver. Drunk driving is possible, but I've also handled situations where a pedestrian trying to walk home after a night out became disoriented because the establishment illegally over-served them to the point they put themselves in harm's way. Have authorities considered these possibilities?
Like I said, trying to jump to conclusions here isn't likely to get people the help they deserve. That's why ensuring there are thorough investigations as soon as possible is so crucial for the victims and families involved. Simply waiting around for the police reports alone may not be good enough.