Justino Fonseca III Killed in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- July 7, 2022, Justino Fonseca III was killed due to an accident where his vehicle crashed with a tractor-trailer.
Officials reported that the crash took place at around 10:36 a.m. along Loop 410 near Alma.
In their initial reports, 34-year-old Justino Fonseca III was in a Ford Explorer traveling southbound on Loop 410. For reasons unclear, the vehicle crashed into the back of an 18-wheeler parked along the right shoulder.
As a result of the crash, Fonseca sustained fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported. Due to witness statements, police say they believe distraction or fatigue were factors. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Justino Fonseca III Car Accident in San Antonio
To be clear up front, looking into witness testimony is incredibly significant. It can help shed light on situations that otherwise may prove difficult to investigate through conventional means. That said, I've handled more than plenty of commercial truck wrecks where witnesses were just plain wrong or authorities misinterpreted their claims. Even with something that may seem obvious, like a person rear-ending a stopped 18-wheeler, there could be other serious factors to consider.
Maybe there was a tire blowout. Maybe the truck was sticking out in the lane of traffic. Maybe the victim swerved to avoid something. Perhaps a defect with vital safety features like seatbelts, airbags, anti-lock braking, or seat assemblies caused the crash to be fatal when it otherwise would have been survivable.
Put simply, these are not the kinds of things authorities tend to look into on their own. That's why it's important to take early reports with a grain of salt and ensure the evidence can speak for itself. If nothing else, a grieving family deserves to know it's getting the full story.