• June 30, 2022

Kevin Gienty Killed in Commercial Truck Crash on I-10 in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (July 1, 2022): The victim of this accident has been identified as Kevin Michael Gienty.

San Antonio, TX — June 29, 2022, one person died in a collision with a loaded flatbed truck on Interstate 10 near downtown San Antonio.

According to reports the incident happened just before noon on I-10 West near the exit to Fresno Road. Preliminary investigation suggests a flatbed pickup truck loaded with lumber and bags of cement was stopped in the median of the freeway after having trouble with the vehicle.

The truck driver then reportedly steered through the travel lanes toward the Fresno exit. While headed to the exit the truck crashed into a passenger vehicle.

The car's driver was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

Reports say no charges are pending. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on Kevin Gienty Accident on I-10W in San Antonio

Police may not have seen fit to charge the truck driver for this accident, but that doesn't necessarily mean the truck driver did nothing wrong. Someone is dead and reports make it sound like the truck driver's choice to cut through the road had something to do with that. I'm sure it wasn't malicious, but an accident with such tragic and irreversible results should still have consequences.

If criminal law has nothing to say about that, then it may be a civil matter to hold the truck driver (and by extension their employer) responsible. The victim's family deserves to know that some kind of repercussions will follow the accident that cost them a loved one.

Kevin Gienty Killed in Commercial Truck Crash on I-10 in San Antonio, TX

Despite how the crash looks on paper, though, they would likely find that holding the right parties accountable is harder than they think. In decades of work on commercial truck accidents I have encountered only one company that admitted liability without argument and tried to make things right.

The rest bitterly disputed the very idea that their drivers made costly mistakes. They blamed sun glare, road conditions, truck malfunctions, and even the victims themselves in an effort to dodge blame, and many times succeeded because victims and families didn't realize they'd need more than common sense or a police report to win their cases.

That's why I so often say it's important to take the necessary action as soon as possible after a wreck. That means rounding up all the available evidence and using clear facts to build an indisputable case showing the victim's side of the story is the truth. Obviously that's a tall order when people are struggling just to get back on their feet, which is I why I often recommend that people enlist helpful allies. With the right help on their side, many people hurt in crashes like the one in San Antonio have gotten the justice they deserved.

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