Andrew Jimenez Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Brazoria County, TX; Alcohol Suspected
Brazoria County, TX -- September 8, 2020, Andrew Jimenez was injured following an accident where his motorcycle crashed, possibly due to drunk driving.
Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the crash happened at around 7:00 p.m. off the corner of County Road 58 and Augusta Manor Drive.
According to reports, 35-year-old Andrew Jimenez was driving a motorcycle along County Road 58. Going through an 'S' curve, the motorcycle lost control and fell over, skidding off-road.
Jimenez sustained incapacitating injuries and was taken to a hospital. Police are investigating whether or not he'd been drinking prior to the crash. Additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Andrew Jimenez Motorcycle Accident in Brazoria County
Police may have only brought up alcohol because they're being thorough, but it's an important factor for those who need help after a serious crash, even when there's just one person involved. This is due to a unique area of Texas law called Dram Shop Law. It says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If some local business like a restaurant, gas station, or liquor store over-serves someone and they get hurt as a result, the business can he held accountable. So while it's not clear if that all would apply to this specific wreck, getting people the help they need is always an important reason to be thorough.