• August 16, 2022

Wrong-Way Driver Injured in Crash with BCSO Deputy in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX — August 15, 2022, a woman was hospitalized after a head-on collision with an off-duty deputy at a San Antonio intersection.

According to reports the incident happened around 10:00 p.m. at the crossing of FM 1346 and Loop 1604. Preliminary investigation suggests the deputy was headed to work when the woman, allegedly driving on the wrong side of the road, crashed head-on into his vehicle.

The woman received serious injuries in the accident and was taken to an area hospital. The deputy reportedly sustained minor injuries.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on San Antonio Wrong-Way Accident

I often have to remind people that it's best not to jump to any conclusions about an accident, no matter how preliminary reports may say things happened. For instance, people reading about this wrong-way wreck may quickly conclude that the at-fault driver was intoxicated.

That's a plausible explanation for what happened, but that isn't the same as knowing it for a fact. For all anyone knows the wrong-way driver got disoriented in an unfamiliar area, or maybe the area's signage or road markings weren't clear in the dark. Her car could have malfunctioned and crossed over just a few moments before the crash, or she might have had a medical emergency that took her control away.

Wrong-Way Driver Injured in Crash with BCSO Deputy in San Antonio, TX

All I'm saying is it's not fair or right to decide what happens before the facts can tell the story. In the meantime that seriously-injured woman deserves the benefit of the doubt. Depending on what the facts turn out to be there may be other steps to take; for instance, if intoxication actually was a factor then a local business may have violated dram shop law and should be held responsible for the victims' injuries. Only time and further investigation could say for certain, so I hope police will give the matter the time and careful attention it deserves.

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