Teenager Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident on FM 2830 in Liberty County, TX
Liberty County, TX -- May 7, 2022, a teenager was injured due to an accident where a vehicle crashed along FM 2830.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 1:46 a.m. in the area of FM 2830 mile marker 448.
Initial reports said that a 19-year-old was in a Chevy Silverado traveling along FM 2830 when the vehicle lost control. The pickup ran off-road where it then crashed into a tree.
Due to the crash, the driver reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Police said they're looking into speed and alcohol as potential factors. This and other details have yet to be confirmed.
Commentary on Teen Single-Vehicle Accident on Fm 2830 in Liberty County
Just to be clear up front, police bringing up speed and alcohol is not necessarily a sign that evidence actually points to those potential causes. Are those common possibilities? Certainly, even with teenagers. It can then be crucial to look into them, especially if someone out there is serving alcohol to teens and potentially even liable under dram shop law for the teen's injuries if they illegally over-served the driver.
That said, there are plenty of reports like this where police only brought up those factors out of speculation only to find evidence that neither alcohol nor speed had anything to do with the wreck. As much as people like to blame teenagers after an accident, this could involve anything from fatigue to a tire blowout to a mechanical defect to some other reckless driver that left the scene. That's why it's crucial folks take reports like these with a grain of salt and focus on steps that can be taken to get clear answers.