Corpus Christi Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Pleasanton, TX
Pleasanton, TX -- April 16, 2022, a Corpus Christ man was injured after an accident where a vehicle crashed along Humblecamp Road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 11:30 p.m. along Humblecamp Road near Main Street.
Preliminary investigations said that a 68-year-old Corpus Christi man was on a motorcycle traveling along Humblecamp when the vehicle lost control and ran off-road. The vehicle crashed into the brush, throwing the rider from the vehicle.
The man was taken to a hospital with reportedly incapacitating injuries. Police claim that the man had been coming from a local bar, but they didn't confirm if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Commentary on Corpus Christi Man Single-Vehicle Accident in Pleasanton
Reports like this often concern me because it's not really clear if the authorities are giving the crash the attention it deserves. To be clear, the initial claims the man was coming from a local bar, if true, are certainly concerning. That can often lead to the discovery that said bar illegally over-served the victim, which could mean that bar is liable for their role in the crash under dram shop law.
But not everyone coming from a bar is intoxicated. Even if other possible explanations seem unlikely, it would be just as irresponsible to ignore those other possibilities as it would be to ignore the possibility of alcohol. Mechanical issues, road hazards, medical emergencies, product defects--the goal should be to get the victim whatever help they can get, and that usually starts by ensuring they have all the facts.