Gerald Vrana Injured in Auto Accident on Lower Seguin Rd in Schertz, TX
Schertz, TX — January 28, 2022, 55-year-old Gerald Vrana was seriously injured in a single-vehicle accident on Lower Seguin Road in Schertz.
According to reports the incident happened around 8:40 p.m. on Lower Seguin near Aranda Lane. Preliminary investigation suggests Vrana was driving a Chevy 3500 pickup east on the roadway when a witness said he fell asleep at the wheel. The pickup passed through the oncoming lane and into the bar ditch, then went airborne and rolled over. It came to rest on its side and Vrana was found in the passenger seat.
Vrana suffered serious injuries in the crash and was taken to an area hospital.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Gerald Vrana Accident in Schertz
Reports say the victim fell asleep just before his crash. I have no reason to doubt that; while it doesn't catch as much press as texting or drunk driving, fatigue at the wheel can and does cause many devastating crashes.
One point about this wreck that I worry may be glossed over is how the driver seems to have fallen into the passenger seat when the truck overturned. Most people might assume he didn't have a seat belt on, and while that's not unreasonable it also shouldn't be taken for granted. Vehicle parts, including safety features, fail at far more alarming a rate than people may realize. Seat belts tear, don't tighten properly, or come apart at the buckles during many crashes, making the damage done much worse than it realistically had to be. However, in many of those cases reports still tend to say the victims didn't buckle up.
I write all the time on this blog about the importance of getting all the details--particularly ones that are too often ignored. When an investigation isn't thorough enough some victims who deserve help don't get it even though their injuries were at least partly someone else's fault. Was proper care taken to find the whole truth after the Schertz crash?