• February 02, 2022

Jason Wood Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident in Moore County, TX

Moore County, TX -- October 1, 2021, Jason Wood was killed as the result of an accident where Wood's vehicle crashed off the side of the road.

Investigators said that the crash took place at around 6:30 a.m. along FM 119. In their reports, officials said that 47-year-old Jason Wood was in a Ford Mustang traveling eastbound along FM 119. The vehicle drifted off the left side of the road where it then crashed into a tree.

As a result of the crash, Wood sustained fatal injuries. Police allege that tests showed that Wood had a .188 BAC following the crash. This and other details are still under investigation.

Commentary on Jason Wood Car Accident in Moore County

Just to be clear up front, it's important to take reports like these with a grain of salt. I certainly have no reason to doubt the reports, but further investigations could show there's more to the story. But when authorities bring up alcohol as a factor, that's not something to take lightly. Some folks may take that to mean we need to criticize the victim, but that's not what I'm saying. On the contrary, the timing of the crash makes me wonder if some outside party played a role in this man losing his life.

Jason Wood Single-Vehicle Accident Moore County, TX

A lot of times, when a crash this early in the morning reportedly involves a drunk driver, it's pretty darn unlikely they drank just before getting behind the wheel. A common scenario is actually that the victim had been drinking at a bar or restaurant the night before, the establishment illegally over-served them until they were dangerously intoxicated, then woke up hours later to go to work or some other obligation. But why does this matter?

In Texas, if a bar over-serves someone who is obviously intoxicated, they can be liable for a resulting crash under dram shop law. Being over twice the legal limit often meets the threshold of being obviously intoxicated. If that's how intoxicated someone is hours after their last drink, then it's virtually guaranteed that an alcohol provider serving them their last drink did so illegally.

To be clear, I'm not saying anything like that happened here. It's just that I talk to a lot of families whose loved ones were involved in similar accidents. They need answers because the authorities and the public tend to simply blame their loved one and move on. Without knowing the full story, how can anyone so easily throw around blame like that? I know my experience taught me long ago how irresponsible that is. That's why I wouldn't jump to conclusions about what all happened here without ensuring there are more thorough investigations into what all led to the tragic accident.

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