• July 12, 2022

Teens Injured in Car Accident on Red Town Road in Bastrop County, TX

Bastrop County, TX -- June 19, 2022, two teenagers were injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed off-road.

Investigators were called to the area of Red Town Road and Maass Road at around 1:14 a.m. According to officials, a 19-year-old and an 18-year-old were in a Chevy Cruze traveling southbound on Red Town Road. The vehicle lost control, causing it to run off-road on a curve and crash into a group of trees.

The driver was said to have incapacitating injuries while the passenger had non-incapacitating injuries. Authorities say that alcohol and drugs are suspected factors, but this cannot be confirmed. No further information is available at this time.

Commentary on Car Accident on Red Town Road in Bastrop County

I certainly can't speak to whether or not the claims of intoxicated driving here are true, but they certainly warrant consideration. One particularly challenging possibility is that someone may have provided alcohol to teenagers, and that can sometimes be a business.

Teens Injured in Car Accident on Red Town Road in Bastrop County, TX

A local business serving minors could also be on the hook for other laws they decide aren't worth their time, such as being liable for crashes resulting from them illegally over-serving someone. This could mean there are steps through dram shop law to get these kids some much needed help. Whatever happened here, it's simply important to consider that consequences and help for the victims should both be priorities, and they could even go hand in hand. It simply takes the right professionals looking in the right places.

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