1 Killed, 1 Injured in Rollover Accident on Western Road in Hidalgo County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX -- February 6, 2022, one person was killed and one person was injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed and overturned.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 6:20 p.m. along Western Road just off Mile 10 Road.
According to officials, a 39-year-old man was driving a Ford F-150 traveling southbound on Western Road. The vehicle somehow lost control, causing the vehicle to overturn off the side of the road.
The driver of the vehicle died as a result of the crash. A 10-year-old child in the vehicle reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Police are investigating if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Commentary on Rollover Accident on Western Road in Hidalgo County
It's important to take early reports like this with a grain of salt since they don't always tell the whole story. Maybe alcohol was a factor here, but that doesn't mean other possible factors should go overlooked. Now, if it was a factor, it's important to find out where the alcohol came from. If a local business illegally over-served the driver, they could be responsible under dram shop law for their role in the crash. This isn't the sort of thing the authorities typically look into on their own, so there may need to be more thorough investigations to get some answers here.