Child, Coldspring Man Injured in Car Accident on FM 3278 in San Jacinto County, TX
San Jacinto County, TX -- March 27, 2022, a child and a Coldspring man were injured following an accident where a vehicle crashed off the side of FM 3278.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 5:30 p.m. along FM 3278 in the area of Camilla Drive.
In their reports, officials said that a 25-year-old Coldspring man was in a Chevy Avalanche traveling southbound on FM 3278. The vehicle reportedly lost control, swerved off-road, and crashed into a line of trees.
Due to the crash, a 5-year-old girl sustained incapacitating injuries. The driver reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. At this time, authorities are investigating alcohol as a possible factor. This and other factors cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Coldspring Man Car Accident on FM 3278 in San Jacinto County
To be clear, if alcohol was a factor here, that's obviously incredibly serious. Not only could there be significant consequences for someone behind the wheel intoxicated with a child in the car, but there could even be a local establishment on the hook if they illegally over-served the driver and contributed to the child's injuries. With that said, I don't jump to conclusions based on preliminary reports like these, and I wouldn't encourage anyone else to do so. Authorities sometimes overlook important factors, and it's possible that more thorough investigations would show that something besides alcohol led to the crash. The priority right now should be exploring any possible opportunity to get a child the help they need, and that starts with making sure all the facts are clear.