Krislaniel Zapata Figueroa, 1 Injured in Car Accident in El Paso, TX
El Paso, TX -- June 22, 2022, Krislaniel Zapata Figueroa and another person were injured after an accident where their vehicle crashed.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 12:17 a.m. along Resler near Ramada.
Investigators said that 24-year-old Krislaniel Zapata Figueroa was the driver of an Acura traveling northbound on Resler. The vehicle lost control, causing it to hit the median and overturn.
Both Zapata Figueroa and a passenger had reportedly non-incapacitating injuries. Police mentioned alcohol as a possible factor, but these claims cannot be confirmed.
Commentary on Krislaniel Zapata Figueroa Car Accident in El Paso
Police often bring up alcohol after crashes like this. It's certainly important to consider, and it could even mean there's a local alcohol provider liable for all of this if they illegally over-served the driver. I wouldn't suggest overlooking that possibility.
But if further investigations showed police were wrong, and other factors led to this crash, it wouldn't be the first time. It's why I tell folks that it's best to focus on what steps can be taken to help the victims. Simply taking reports at face value and throwing blame around isn't going to get people the help they need. It remains to be seen, then, what more thorough investigations would reveal about this accident.