• October 31, 2022

Two Injured in Crash with Crossover Driver on Rigsby Rd in San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX — October 29, 2022, two people were injured after a possibly fatigued driver caused a head-on crash on Rigsby Road in San Antonio.

Authorities say the incident happened around 11:00 p.m. on the 2600 block of Rigsby near Comanche Park. Preliminary investigation suggests a Chevrolet Equinox was traveling east on the roadway when the driver, possibly too fatigued to drive safely, drifted over the center line. After entering the oncoming lane the Chevy crashed head-on with a westbound Hyundai Sonata.

The Sonata's driver suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash and was taken to a local hospital. Her passenger, injured but stable, was also taken to a hospital.

Police evaluated the Chevy driver at the scene but say he didn't show signs of intoxication.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

Commentary on San Antonio Crossover Accident on Rigsby Rd

Police seem to think this accident happened when a driver crossed left of center due to being fatigued at the wheel. That doesn't often get as much attention as texting while driving or being intoxicated, but sleepy driving is a serious hazard all on its own. So is it possible the crossover driver simply nodded off as police believed? Absolutely.

Having said that, though, I'd never argue that a comprehensive investigation isn't in order after a wreck like this. Considering the major damage done, I think it's best to make sure that all the possible contributing factors are accounted for. Did the crossover driver actually admit to falling asleep, or did he say something else happened (or was he unsure?)? Was anything mechanically wrong or defective in the Equinox? What were weather and road conditions like? Is that area illuminated at night?

Two Injured in Crash with Crossover Driver on Rigsby Rd in San Antonio, TX

The point isn't to make excuses or overcomplicate things here--just to find the whole truth, including things that might so far have been overlooked in favor of just blaming the whole thing on the sandman. If there's more to say or anything else that contributed to the victims winding up in the hospital, I'd say they deserve to know about it. Will police take the time and care needed to ensure the full story is learned?

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