• June 16, 2022

Marlon Fernandez Sifontes Injured in Car Accident in Leander, TX

Leander, TX -- June 1, 2022, Marlon Fernandez Sifontes was injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.

Investigators reported that the crash took place just before 9:00 p.m. along Crystal Falls Parkway at the intersection of Horizon Park Boulevard.

According to officials, 44-year-old Marlon Fernandez Sifontes was in a Ford Fiesta traveling eastbound on Crystal Falls. While stopped at a red light, a vehicle from oncoming lanes allegedly fleeing police veered left and crashed head-on into Sifontes's vehicle.

Sifontes reportedly had incapacitating injuries. The other driver's condition is unclear. Police said they were looking into alcohol and/or drugs as possible factors.

Commentary on Marlon Fernandez Sifontes Car Accident in Leander

I'm certainly not here to speculate about the allegations made against the accused driver here. However, if it's true they were fleeing police, then drugs and alcohol aren't too uncommon reasons someone might try to evade authorities. For that reason, it's important folks understand why that can make things complex for the victims and families involved.

Marlon Fernandez Sifontes Injured in Car Accident in Leander, TX

Put simply, if alcohol contributes to a crash, it can bring up dram shop law. The law basically 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 bar, liquor store, gas station, or restaurant, breaking the law and harming others warrants consequences, just as it does for drunk drivers. The fact dram shop can get people some much needed help only makes it more important to look into.

Like I said, though, that's just one possibility. It's one of several things that likely need more thorough independent investigations before people start jumping to conclusions. Whether or not the proper steps are being taken to look into all of this remains to be seen.

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