Jorge Jesus Iglesias Killed in Pedestrian Accident in Cameron County, TX
Cameron County, TX -- April 13, 2022, Jorge Jesus Iglesias was killed due to an accident where a vehicle hit Iglesias along the highway.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:30 p.m. along Highway 48 in the area of Chemical Road.
Authorities said that 42-year-old Jorge Jesus Iglesias was walking along the highway when a Ford Ranger struck Iglesias. As a result of the collision, Iglesias sustained fatal injuries.
Reports say that Iglesias was going to get gas after stalling out. Additional details surrounding the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Jorge Jesus Iglesias Pedestrian Accident in Cameron County
In recent reports, authorities mentioned that there was a BAC test showing that Iglesias may have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. Now, I don't bring this up to upset anyone. On the contrary, my concern is whether or not authorities considered there could be an outside party responsible for contributing to this tragedy.
I had this case a while back with similar early reports. A man walked onto the freeway where a car hit and killed him. When we looked into things, however, it came to light that a local bowling alley had illegally over-served him alcohol to the point he was a clear danger to himself. As a result, he became disoriented walking home and ended up walking onto an exit ramp, where the accident occurred.
What initially seemed like some explainable tragedy turned out to be the result of a local business breaking the law and putting their own customer in danger. This was significant because it met the threshold for dram shop law, which says establishments can be liable for contributing to deadly accidents. Maybe nothing like that happened here, but it's something that absolutely warrants investigations. Otherwise, the victim's loved ones may not get the answers they deserve.