Pedestrian Aldo Cabrera Killed by Vehicle off US-90 in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — July 9, 2022, 34-year-old pedestrian Aldo Cabrera was fatally injured by a vehicle in a parking lot off U.S. Highway 90 in West San Antonio.
According to reports the incident happened around 2:00 a.m. Saturday on the 7500 block of US-90 West. Preliminary investigation suggests Cabrera was on foot in a parking lot when he was hit by a maroon Chevrolet Silverado pickup.
Cabrera suffered critical injuries in the collision and was taken to a local hospital where he died the following night.
Investigators say the driver who hit Cabrera was intoxicated.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Aldo Cabrera Accident in San Antonio
It's always serious when alcohol contributes to a crash, so if those allegations are true here most would agree there should be suitable consequences. However, criminal charges don't really get victims or their loved ones the help they often need with the difficult process of resuming their lives. For that reason, it's important to understand dram shop law and what it can mean for victims and families.
Put simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person may be liable for any damage that person causes while under the influence. If the alleged DWI driver in San Antonio had just left a bar, for instance, then that business might be held accountable for the role it played in the victim's fatal injuries. Dram shop claims help the people hurt in these accidents and also provide a way to get alcohol providers to clean up their act.
So if the driver was intoxicated as police suspect, did a bar help him get that way? It's certainly too early to say based on these initial reports, but there's more than enough reason to investigate the possibility thoroughly.