Teens Injured in Car Accident on FM 2812 in Hidalgo County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX -- April 10, 2022, three teens were killed due to an accident where two vehicles collided along FM 2812.
According to officials, the incident happened just before 6:00 a.m. along FM 2812 at the intersection of Cesar Chavez Road.
Authorities said that three teenagers were in a Chevy Camaro along the eastbound lanes of FM 2812 along with a Dodge Charger. Reports say one of the vehicles was on the shoulder when it attempted a u-turn, causing the other vehicle to crash into it. Reports did not make clear which vehicle made the u-turn.
As a result of the collision, three teens from the Camaro were injured, with one said to have incapacitating injuries and at least one other said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Police also allege that the Dodge driver was over the legal alcohol limit.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Car Accident on FM 2812 in Hidalgo County
First of all, any possibility of alcohol contributing to a crash is one to take seriously. Part of that needs to be finding out where the alcohol came from. This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Considering kids were hurt here, any possible avenue to get them the help they need should be considered.
With that said, the fact these reports can't even keep straight which vehicle was which concerns me. Are the authorities really giving this situation the attention it deserves? Getting folks the help they need means ensuring nothing important slips through the cracks. The vague reports I'm seeing don't inspire much confidence that those steps are being taken here.