Jose Abel Morales, Victor Procell Injured in Car Accident in Bexar County, TX
Bexar County, TX -- February 20, 2023, Jose Abel Morales and Victor Procell were injured after an accident where their vehicles collided.
Details released by the authorities said that the incident happened at around 6:00 p.m. along US Highway 87 at Mt. Olive Road.
Officials say that 45-year-old Jose Abel Morales was in a Toyota Tundra going eastbound on US 87. 70-year-old Victor Lee Procell was in a Ford F-150 pulling onto the highway. Doing so, Morales's Tundra and a Chevy Silverado also traveling eastbound crashed with Procell's vehicle.
Morales was said to have incapacitating injuries while Procell's injuries were specified. It appears the Chevy driver was not hurt. Police say there may be charges pending, but this can't be confirmed at this time.
I understand why people tend to focus on charges and allegations after serious wrecks like this, but I'd like to shift focus and discuss something people don't always consider in these situations. Let's say, for example, that one or some or even all drivers in a given crash make a mistake that catches police attention. What is going to be the priority of the police? In most situations I've dealt with, it's to pursue charges and to refer people to the district attorneys for further action. So why does that matter?
Rarely are their priorities to get victims and families the help or the answers they need. Those goals sometimes coincide, but it's staggering how often people are left completely on their own just because authorities felt they had better things to focus on. I have no particular reason to suspect that happened here, but it wouldn't be the first time folks got lost in the shuffle of a chaotic event like this.