Teen, James Anthony Vos Injured in Car Accident on Mile 6 1/2 in Hidalgo County, TX
Hidalgo County, TX -- March 19, 2022, a teenager and James Anthony Vos were injured due to an accident where their vehicles crashed.
Officials reported that the incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. along Mile 6 1/2 Road near La Estrella Street.
Reports said that a 16-year-old boy was in a Polaris utility vehicle traveling northbound on Mile 6 1/2. Somehow, a northbound Ford F-150 crashed into the back of the UTV.
The teen driver was said to have incapacitating injuries while the other driver, identified as James Anthony Vos, had non-incapacitating injuries.
Reports indicate that alcohol was a factor in the crash, but this has not currently been confirmed.
Commentary on UTV Accident on Mile 6 1/2 in Hidalgo County
While it's important that investigators look into other possibilities here before everyone goes jumping to conclusions, it's important to understand why the possibility of alcohol can make things rather complex here.
Texas has a unique area of the law called dram shop law. Basically, it says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Whether that's a restaurant, bar, or liquor store, a business putting lives at risk needs to be held accountable. However, authorities don't often look into these factors on their own, which is why I can't help wondering if they're actually getting the full story here.