Valdemar Pena III Killed, 1 Injured in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- November 11, 2022, Valdemar Pena III was killed and another person was injured in , due to an accident where two cars crashed.
Officials said that the incident happened at around 5:00 a.m. along Loop 410 in the area of Somerset Road and Palo Alto College.
It appears that 23-year-old Valdemart Pena III was a passenger riding in a GMC Denali which was westbound on Loop 410. Somehow, the GMC crashed with a Ford Mustang.
Pena was said to have been ejected during the crash, and his injuries proved fatal. Another passenger was said to have injuries, as well. Right now, authorities believe intoxicated driving was a factor in the crash. This and other details have not been confirmed.
Commentary on Valdemar Pena III Car Accident in San Antonio
Anytime authorities bring up the possibility of intoxication, it's obviously very serious. However, it's important steps are taken to do more than just throw all of the blame on whoever the intoxicated driver was. As much as they may be responsible, there can often be an accomplice who also needs to answer for their actions: a local bar.
If alcohol is a factor in a crash, it's important to consider dram shop law. Basically, the law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Not only can this be of significant help to the victims and families, but it can also get a business to clean up its act before more people get hurt or killed.
While I can't say if anything like that applies here, a man losing his life is more than worth steps to ensure his loved ones are getting the full story. Whether or not that's happening here remains to be seen.