Salvador Tirado Jr. Killed in Motorcycle Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- March 12, 2022, Salvador Tirado Jr. was killed following an accident where his motorcycle and a car collided.
Investigators said in reports that the crash happened just after 5:00 a.m. along US Highway 281 in the 14000 block.
According to officials, 45-year-old Salvador Tirado Jr. was on a motorcycle traveling northbound on the highway. He came to a stop for unspecified reasons, reports say, following which a car crashed into Tirado.
Tirado's injuries ultimately proved fatal. Reports claim he had a BAC of .23 following tests. At this time, this and other factors remain unconfirmed.
Commentary on Salvador Tirado Jr. Motorcycle Accident in San Antonio
To say these reports leave a lot to question would be putting it lightly. Obviously the claim of alcohol stands out, but investigators can't simply write off the whole crash due to that. In fact, it could make things even more complex.
In my experience, a crash like this has two explanations which are most likely. One is that the alcohol is coincidental, and it was the other driver failing to avoid the victim that led to this crash. After all, reports don't say why the motorcycle stopped. Was it just slowing for traffic, or was there more to it that made the bike more difficult to avoid?
Alternatively, the alcohol could be a contributing factor. In that case, it's possible a local alcohol provider illegally over-served the victim to the point it ultimately took his life. This is important due to dram shop law, which allows victims and families to hold negligent alcohol providers accountable for contributing to deadly wrecks like this.
One way or another, details surrounding these kinds of accidents aren't always within the scope of a typical police report. As such, it can take more thorough investigations to really give folks the answers they deserve.