Officer Injured in Car Accident at House Party on Ennis Street in Plainview, TX
Plainview, TX -- May 22, 2022, an officer was injured due to an accident on Ennis Street where a driver leaving a house party allegedly hit the officer.
Investigators reported that the incident happened at around 1:20 a.m. off the corner of Ennis Street and West 11th Street.
According to officials, police responded to reports of a house party. When they arrived, several people "running out of" the house. Reports allege that one driver hit an officer with their mirror while driving off. That officer was sent to a hospital with reportedly minor injuries.
Authorities identified the driver as 18-year-old Kameron Balderas. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.
Commentary on Officer Injured Accident on Ennis Street in Plainview
These kinds of parties are nothing new, and it's just unfortunate someone was hurt, regardless of the circumstances. One thing to consider, though, is what state of mind the driver was in. Many house parties involve alcohol, and it's important to find out if someone is providing alcohol to underage drinkers. It's often an older friend or family member, but the more concerning possibility is a local business reckless enough to serve minors or inept enough not to spot a fake ID. Is that something authorities are looking into here?