Paul Essl Injured in Rollover Accident in Wood County, TX
Wood County, TX -- June 25, 2022, Paul Essl was injured due to an accident where a vehicle overturned off-road.
Authorities reported that the crash took place just after 8:00 p.m. along FM 2869 near FM 852.
According to officials, 51-year-old Paul Essl was in a pickup traveling southbound on FM 2869. The pickup drifted off the right side of the road before then swerved left and overturning off-road.
Essl reportedly had incapacitating injuries due to the crash. Police say they were looking into alcohol, but the exact factors surrounding the crash can't be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Paul Essl Car Accident in Wood County
It obviously stands out whenever police bring up alcohol, but it's important to keep in mind that police mention alcohol in reports quite a lot, and it's not always a confirmation that a driver was intoxicated as people may assume. Oftentimes, it's just saying they're looking into it, and further investigations may reveal there were other factors involved. Could the same prove true here?
Alcohol certainly warrants investigations, especially if some local alcohol provider illegally over-served the driver and is liable for their injuries under dram shop law. But it's also important to look into things like mechanical issues, medical emergencies, road hazards, tire blowouts, etc. Likely or not, considering alternative possibilities helps to at least rule things out so folks know they're getting the full story and have every opportunity to get whatever help the law allows them to pursue.