Teenager Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on Moss Avenue in Ector County, TX
Ector County, TX -- May 9, 2021, a teenager was injured following an accident where their vehicle swerved off the side of Moss Avenue and crashed.
Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 4:00 a.m. off the corner of Moss Avenue and Tisdale Road.
Authorities said that a 17-year-old was in a Chevy pickup traveling southbound along Moss. The pickup somehow swerved left off the side of the road where it crashed into a fence.
The driver had reportedly incapacitating injuries. Police have yet to determine the cause of the crash, but medical officials told police the teenager had been drinking. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on Moss Avenue in Ector County
While any crash that may involve alcohol is worth attention, one involving a teenager raises serious red flags. While there are certainly ways underage drivers can get their hands on alcohol, it's important to find out if a person or a business gave them that alcohol. Most folks understand doing so can carry legal consequences, but one they may not know about is Dram Shop Law. Essentially, the law says that if someone provides alcohol to a minor, and that alcohol causes an accident, then that business or individual can be liable for the crash. This is important both for getting people the help they need and for ensuring people are held fully accountable for their actions. Is anyone looking into those possibilities here?