• July 14, 2022

William Breedlove-Fultz III Hit by 2 Vehicles, Killed on Walzem Rd in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (August 3, 2022): The pedestrian killed in this accident has been identified as 40-year-old William Breedlove-Fultz III.

San Antonio, TX — July 12, 2022, a pedestrian in his 40's was fatally injured after being hit by two vehicles on Walzem Road in San Antonio.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:20 p.m. on Walzem near Abby Place. Preliminary investigation suggests the victim may have run into the street just ahead of a northbound Toyota Supra in the roadway. The Toyota hit the man, after which an SUV also hit him and dragged him roughly 30 feet. After the impact the unidentified SUV left the scene without stopping.

The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. It's unclear if any charges are pending.

No further information is currently available.

Commentary on William Breedlove-Fultz Accident in San Antonio

I can't say what happened here better than anyone else. Maybe reports are right and the victim just arbitrarily ran into the road at an unfortunate moment, but I confess to a little skepticism about that. Could any other factors have played a part in what happened?

For instance, certain parts of the crash's description remind me of another case I recently worked on where a pedestrian ended up in the road and was hit by a vehicle. In that case he wandered onto a freeway ramp after a bowling alley illegally over-served him alcohol until he was dangerously intoxicated. He got disoriented as he walked home and tragically ended up in harm's way.

William Breedlove-Fultz III Hit by 2 Vehicles, Killed on Walzem Rd in San Antonio, TX

I'm not saying I know anything of the sort happened in the Walzem accident, but the possibility may bear closer investigation to know for sure. That could have other implications if confirmed, since a local business may have violated dram shop law and would then have a duty to help the victim's family.

With that said, though, it's important not to put any blame on the pedestrian until more facts are in. Folks have a tendency to blame those on foot for these crashes unless they were in a protected crosswalk, but jaywalkers don't automatically become fair game for drivers. Moreover, virtually nothing the victim did would excuse the SUV driver from leaving the scene after dragging him through the road, so investigators should locate that person as well.

Will authorities put in the necessary time and labor to make sure every part of this accident is resolved, or will this be yet another tragic event that needs the attention of independent investigators?

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