Mauricio Moran Injured in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- May 19, 2022, Mauricio Moran was injured as the result of an accident along Loop 1604.
Preliminary reports indicated that the crash took place just before 3:00 p.m. along Loop 1604 West near Lockhill-Selma Road.
Officials said that 52-year-old Mauricio Moran was in a Ford F-150 in slowed or stopped traffic. Approaching that traffic, a Jeep Cherokee did not slow down and slammed into Moran's vehicle.
Moran sustained incapacitating injuries due to the crash. The cause of the crash is unclear, but the driver of the Jeep, a 19-year-old man, told police that the vehicle did not stop when he tried to brake. This and other factors remain under investigation.
Commentary on Mauricio Moran Car Accident in San Antonio
Folks might be skeptical reading about someone rear-ending traffic only to say their brakes somehow didn't work. Given my experience, I, too, am skeptical of such claims. But I never let that skepticism get in the way of letting the evidence speak for itself. What's more likely--a teen driver speeding or being on their phone, or a vehicle having a sudden, unexpected mechanical defect? Clearly the former is more likely, but is it still possible for a defect to cause a crash like this? Absolutely. That's why it's important investigators who have the experience and tools to at least rule out that possibility have a chance to look into things and get the victims and families involved clear answers. Were those steps ever taken here?