• June 16, 2022

Rio Grande City Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Starr County, TX

Starr County, TX -- May 30, 2022, a Rio Grande City man was injured due to an accident where a pickup crashed along El Paisano Road.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 4:19 p.m. along El Paisano Road near Liebre Street.

Investigators said that a 20-year-old Rio Grande City man was driving northbound along El Paisano Road. The vehicle lost control, causing it to run off-road and crash into a gate.

The driver reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police said they're looking into alcohol and fatigue as possible factors.

Commentary on Single-Vehicle Accident on El Paisano in Starr County

To be a bit frank, I can't help wondering if the authorities are giving this attention it deserves. They've essentially said that fatigue and alcohol may have been factors, but that's almost always true. Are they actually looking into what happened here, or are they just speculating?

Rio Grande City Man Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Starr County, TX

Don't get me wrong, those are important to look into. Alcohol could be especially important considering not only the possibility of a business serving someone who's underage but also potentially over-serving them and being liable for the resulting injuries under dram shop law. Things like fatigue and distracted driving are also worth considering.

But what about less common factors? Things like mechanical issues, medical emergencies, road hazards, tire defects and even other drivers that left the scene are less common, but they still happen. Without proper investigations, how can a family be certain they're getting the full story? That's why it's usually important to ensure there are thorough investigations, and I see no reason why this crash would be an exception.

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