Passenger Injured in SUV Crash on Binz-Engleman Rd in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX — January 22, 2022, a vehicle's 30-year-old passenger was seriously injured in an accident on Binz-Engleman Road in San Antonio.
Reports say the incident happened around 2:45 a.m. on Binz-Engleman at Loop 410. Preliminary investigation suggests 33-year-old Deshawna Robinson was driving a GMC Acadia SUV south on the exit ramp of the Loop toward Binz-Engleman. She told investigators her GPS said to continue forward at the "T" intersection so the GMC ran off the road to the south. It hit nearby railroad tracks, overturned, and rolled several times.
A passenger in the GMC suffered serious injuries in the wreck. Robinson and another passenger declined medical treatment.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Binz-Engleman Auto Accident in San Antonio
Police say the driver may have been too distracted by her GPS or something else to watch the road. That's quite possible; the driver even told police the GPS said she should continue forward, so maybe she was watching it map her route instead of noticing the road ended. I wasn't there and can't say for sure. However, preliminary reports are generally just investigators' best guesses about what happened and shouldn't be taken as the final word. It's important to consider all possible factors, including things that slip under the radar much too often like vehicle malfunctions or defects.
Those might be of particular relevance in a crash where the driver's GPS may have led her astray. Moreover, reports say the injured passenger's seat belt wasn't fastened but are police really sure about that? I've learned over the years that they say someone wasn't buckled in if they don't find the belt still fastened when the arrive, but belts break or fail far more often than reports would lead anyone to believe.
Investigating a single-vehicle wreck is a lot more complex than most people realize. Ensuring the truth is known means properly evaluating all the variables, including under-reported issues like faulty vehicle parts or safety features. To learn more, click the image below.