Ronald McAdams Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in McLennan County, TX; Alcohol Suspected
McLennan County, TX -- September 10, 2020, Ronald McAdams was injured following an accident where his vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, the crash happened at around 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of FM 107 and Blue Cut Road.
In their reports, officials said that 62-year-old Ronald McAdams was driving a vehicle westbound on FM 107. For reasons still under investigations, the car drifted off the road. As a result, McAdams's vehicle swerved off-road where it overturned.
McAdams went to a hospital with injuries said to be incapacitating. Police are investigating whether or not McAdams had been drinking.
Commentary on Ronald McAdams Car Accident in McLennan County
It's not really clear why police think alcohol contributed to the crash. They may have only brought it up to be thorough. However, if it did contribute to the crash, it's important investigators find out where the alcohol came from. This is due to Texas 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. This has two primary benefits. For one, it gets victims some much needed help for their injuries. Secondly, it holds negligent alcohol providers accountable for their recklessness, helping to make the community safer. So while it's not clear if that happened here, it's important to rule out or otherwise confirm to make sure any negligent parties who contributed to the crash facing the appropriate consequences.