• June 14, 2022

Genaro Aguilar Jr. Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on S Presa Street in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (July 8, 2022): The victim of this accident has been identified as 32-year-old Genaro Aguilar Jr.

San Antonio, TX — June 13, 2022, a man died after hitting a metal pole in a single-vehicle accident on South Presa Street in San Antonio.

According to reports the incident happened shortly before midnight along South Presa near Natchez Trail. Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate the victim was driving at high speeds along the roadway when he lost control and crashed into the median, then hit the metal pole. The impact caused the car to break into several pieces.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Genaro Aguilar Jr Accident in San Antonio

To make sure the job's done right I hope authorities don't just rubber-stamp "speed" in their reports and then move on. Unless indisputable evidence shows that was the sole issue here, it's still important consider other possibilities as well.

For instance, two other factors that often cause drivers to lose control (especially when combined with speeding) are driver distraction and impairment. If the victim was just checking his phone when he lost control then there may be little else to say, but if he was impaired at the time that might change the context of the wreck and a local bar might be responsible for his tragic passing under dram shop law.

Genaro Aguilar Jr. Killed in San Antonio, TX Accident on South Presa Street

Mechanical failures or defects in the car, tire blowouts, poor lighting or road conditions, wildlife or pedestrians in the road that made the driver swerve, and many other issues must also be considered. Checking into those ensures not only that the whole truth is found, but also that the driver isn't unfairly blamed for a wreck that might not have been his fault.

I'm not trying to make this complicated or point any fingers. I only mean that it's important to investigate carefully and thoroughly. Only clear facts should tell the story of what happened here, and jumping to conclusions in the meantime is unfair to the victim and his loved ones. Will law enforcement treat this matter with the care and attention it deserves?

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