• January 26, 2022

Joan Moreno Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Nacogdoches County, TX

Nacogdoches County, TX -- January 8, 2022, Joan Moreno was injured following an accident where Moreno's vehicle crashed on the highway.

In their reports, officials said that the crash took place at around 12:56 a.m. along US 59 at the County Road 609 intersection.

According to investigators, authorities said that 22-year-old Joan Moreno was in a Ford Focus traveling along CR-609. At US 59 South, police say that the vehicle went through a stop sign and crashed into the concrete barrier along the highway. The vehicle then went off the side of the road into a line of trees.

Due to the crash, Moreno had injuries said to be incapacitating injuries. Police allege that Moreno was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. They did not give additional details.

Commentary on Joan Moreno Car Accident in Nacogdoches County

With crashes like this, it's often surprising to people to learn there are sometimes ways the drivers can still get the help they need. It may seem unusual, considering the serious accusations involved, but it's a result of how nuanced Texas law can be. For example, police allege that alcohol was a factor here. I can't say if those allegations are actually true or not, so I wouldn't jump to conclusions without considering other possible factors.

Joan Moreno Single-Vehicle Accident Nacogdoches County, TX

If it was a factor, though, an important next step would be to find out where that alcohol came from. If a local bar or similar establishment over-serves someone, and that leads to an accident, the alcohol provider can be liable through dram shop law or breaking the law and contributing to the accident. Could it be that something like that contributed here? At the end of the day, even if someone may have their own mistakes to answer for, people in need of help deserve any opportunity to get that help given to them by our legal system. Taking steps to make sure the reports are telling the full story is a prudent step toward ensuring that happens. Are those steps being taken here?

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