• July 18, 2022

Guillermo Jimenez Castro, Dedira Benavides, Jaydon Yanas Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in San Antonio, TX

UPDATE (August 16, 2022): Reports identified the victims hurt in the crash. 29-year-old Guillermo Jimenez Castro, the driver of the Hyundai, reportedly had incapacitating injuries. A passenger, 30-year-old Dedira Benavides, reportedly had incapacitating injuries. Another person in the Toyota was said to have incapacitating injuries, as well. Reports identified them as 20-year-old Jaydon Yanas. The driver of the Toyota, a 20-year-old woman, was allegedly intoxicated at the time of the crash. Right now, additional details about the accident are unavailable.

San Antonio, TX -- July 17, 2022, three people were injured due to an accident on Callaghan which allegedly involved intoxicated driving.

Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2:30 a.m. along Callaghan Road at Evers Road. Preliminary reports said that a Toyota Camry crossing the intersection went against a red light. As a result, it crashed with a Hyundai Elantra.

A 30-year-old woman in the Hyundai reportedly had serious injuries due to the crash. The driver and a passenger in the Toyota reportedly had non-life-threatening injuries.

Current reports identify the driver of the Toyota as 20-year-old Ivey Lee Zamora, whom police allege was intoxicated at the time of the crash. This and other details have yet to be confirmed.

Commentary on Guillermo Jimenez Castro, Dedira Benavides, Jaydon Yanas Alleged DWI Accident in San Antonio

Just to be clear, I'm not here to say if anything in these reports is true or not. That's between the people involved and the authorities. But if a 20-year-old got their hands on alcohol, then drove drunk and caused a crash, it wouldn't be the first time. That's why it's important to investigate how those drivers got their alcohol and whether or not any outside accomplices are responsible for contributing to the crash.

Guillermo Jimenez Castro, Dedira Benavides, Jaydon Yanas Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in San Antonio, TX

Here's why I say that. Texas has dram shop law, says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars that are willing to serve underage patrons or simply ignore the rules typically also have no qualms with negligently over-serving their customers. As such, dram shop can work both as a tool to get people some much needed help while also holding those businesses accountable for their actions.

Again, I can't say what did or didn't happen here. All I know is there are red flags in these reports which I've dealt with far too often not to take them seriously. Hopefully someone out there is taking these events equally seriously.


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