Roland Casillas Accident Injured in Rollover Crash on Culebra Rd in Bexar County, TX
Bexar County, TX — April 15, 2022, 24-year-old Roland Casillas was injured in a single-vehicle crash on Culebra Road in Bexar County.
According to reports the incident happened around 3:25 a.m. on Culebra near Ranch View West. Preliminary investigation suggests Casillas was driving a Honda Pilot west on Culebra when he allegedly lost control in a curve approaching Ranch View.
The Honda ran off the road and then hit the side of Ranch View, went airborne across the roadway, and overturn on landing. It rolled over several times before coming to rest in a parking lot.
Casillas was ejected during the rollover and suffered serious injuries.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Roland Casillas Accident in Bexar County
Folks sometimes consider single-vehicle accidents as pretty straightforward matters, thinking they're all due to driver mistakes like speeding or falling asleep (which police suspect in the above crash). Even in situations where that's true, though, the cause of an accident and the cause of the victim's injuries aren't always the same thing. That can make just about any wreck more complicated than it seems.
Take the Bexar County crash for example: Police think the driver fell asleep and lost control, and I have no specific reason to doubt them. However, were the victim's injuries entirely of his own making or was anything else a factor?
Bad as they are, rollovers don't always have to deal critical damage in modern vehicles. That's why it's important to check whether things like the SUV's seat belts, airbags, and crumple zones did their jobs. Any one of those or a dozen other crucial parts failing can take a bad crash and make it far worse, and yet law enforcement rarely pays any attention to vehicle failures when dealing out fault.
Whether this crash happened exactly as police said or not, all the possibilities should always be properly evaluated to ensure the whole story is learned. That means investigators need the experience and tools to get to the bottom of things. Was that kind of care taken here, or should someone look again to find what police missed?