Heather Yates Injured in Car Accident in Overton, TX
Overton, TX -- March 9, 2022, Heather Yates was injured due to an accident where her vehicle ran off the side of the road and overturned.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:51 p.m. along FM 2089 near the intersection of Johnson Street.
According to officials, 46-year-old Heather Yates was in a Chevy Tahoe traveling northbound along FM 2089. Possibly due to an animal in the road, the vehicle ran off-road where it then overturned across Johnson Street.
Yates reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police speculate that alcohol may have been a factor, but the cause of the crash remains unconfirmed.
Commentary on Heather Yates Car Accident in Overton
It's obviously serious anytime alcohol comes up, though it's possible police are simply speculating. There could very well have been an animal in the road, and there may have even been other factors at play. If alcohol was a factor, did a local establishment illegally over-serve the victim? That business could be liable for contributing to the victim's injuries under dram shop law. But if alcohol wasn't a factor, did the victim's airbags and seatbelt function properly? Was there a tire blowout? Defects with the roadway? Did authorities ever locate a potential animal in the road? Did they even bother to look? Making sure people are getting the full story is crucial on any path to getting them the help they need, as well. Whether or not anyone took those steps here remains to be seen.