Driver Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on Houston St in Jasper, TX
Jasper, TX -- April 7, 2022, a 52-year-old man was injured after crashing into a utility pole along Houston Street in Jasper.
Authorities say the incident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the 300 block of West Houston. Preliminary investigation suggests the driver had just pulled out of the driveway to the nearby Oswald apartments and had only traveled roughly 50 feet before his Chevy pickup crashed into the pole. Reports indicate he may have been involved in a family disturbance before leaving the apartment complex.
The victim suffered injuries to his face in the collision and was transported to a local hospital.
Investigators say charges may be pending and collected a blood sample to test for possible intoxication.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on Houston St in Jasper
With a crash like this it doesn't seem all that surprising that police would test for alcohol consumption as a factor. Depending on what their blood tests reveal it may also be important to track down the source of that alcohol. Why? Because whoever sold or served it to the driver may be responsible for the damage he suffered at the wheel under dram shop law.
With that said, sometimes authorities mention alcohol as a possibility only for more thorough investigations to rule it out. Emotional distress after the reported dispute or a simple slick spot in the roadway could have been enough to cost the driver control and make the truck hit the utility pole. That's why it's so important that experienced investigators look into what really happened, even if some possibilities seem less likely than others. Steps should always be taken to ensure victims and families have as much information as possible so they can get as much help as the law gives them the right to pursue.