Leticia Bonilla Killed, Raul Bonilla Injured in Accident on SH 105 in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX — December 5, 2022, 63-year-old Leticia Bonilla died and 59-year-old Raul Bonilla was injured in a Montgomery County auto accident.
Authorities say the incident happened around 2:55 p.m. along State Highway 105 near Farm to Market Road 1774. Preliminary investigation suggests Leticia Bonilla was driving a Kia Sportage east on the highway when she attempted to turn left toward FM 1774. While crossing through the westbound lanes the Kia was hit by a Dodge Ram pickup.
Leticia Bonilla and her passenger Raul Bonilla were taken to an area hospital, where Leticia Bonilla was pronounced dead a short time later. Raul Bonilla was treated for critical injuries. No serious injuries were reported for the Dodge's two occupants.
The investigation continues. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Leticia and Raul Bonilla Accident in Montgomery County
After just about any accident--no matter how simplistic the first news stories about it may be--it's important to investigate carefully and make sure no crucial details slip through the cracks. Take the one in Montgomery County, for instance: People may see that the victim allegedly failed to yield while turning and think there's not much else to say. However, I've lost count of the times I've told people not to jump to conclusions as the facts are still being gathered.
Even a seemingly straightforward incident like this may have unusual elements that went unnoticed during a once-over at the scene. Folks tend to take for granted that authorities will get all the facts, but they don't always have the experience or tools to ensure nothing important goes overlooked. As such, it's often best to ensure the details are in the hands of experienced professionals. At the very least the victims' loved ones deserve to know they have the whole story and facts, not assumptions, are telling it. Will police ensure that happens here?