Man Injured in Train Accident off Villamain Road in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- August 24, 2022, one person was injured after an accident where a train hit him along Villamain Road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:45 a.m. along Villamain Road near the SE Loop 410 intersection.
Right now, exact details are unclear. Reports said that a man was crossing the railroad tracks as a train passed, causing the train to hit him.
The man went to a hospital in critical condition. No further information about the accident is available.
Commentary on Train Accident on Villamain in San Antonio
People tend to jump to conclusions with accidents like this. It's understandable, given that trains don't usually behave unpredictably. But there can still can be extenuating circumstances to consider.
I recall an incident several years ago in the San Antonio area where a young woman was hit and killed by a train. Further investigations revealed she was highly intoxicated after leaving a local bar, suggesting she had been illegally over-served to the point that she fell and passed out on the tracks.
That's certainly something that would warrant further attention, right? That's why it's best to avoid jumping to conclusions in these situations and to focus on what can be done for the victims and families.