Reginald Davis Injured in Car Accident on Meridiana Pkwy in Manvel, TX
Manvel, TX — June 17, 2022, 49-year-old Reginald Davis was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Meridiana Parkway in Brazoria County.
According to reports the incident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Meridiana Pkwy near Jordan Street. Preliminary investigation suggests Davis was driving a Toyota 4Runner SUV north on the parkway when he lost control for unknown reasons. The SUV crashed into a concrete barrier wall and a light pole, then overturned and rolled down into a canal below the parkway bridge.
Davis suffered serious injuries in the wreck.
No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Reginald Davis Accident in Manvel
Some folks may read the reported details of this accident and jump to some conclusions about what happened. After many single-vehicle wrecks they reflexively blame one or more of the most common factors like sleepy driving or distraction from a cell phone. Some might also suggest intoxication was a factor given how unfortunately often it's involved in sudden losses of driver control.
Investigators mentioned alcohol might have been a factor but were uncertain, but they may follow up on to be sure one way or the other. It's important to look into--not just to be sure of the facts, but also because a local business may have violated Texas dram shop law by over-serving the driver. If so that business might have a legal duty to help him get back on his feet.
However, impairment is only one of many possible issues to investigate. There are also less-common factors to consider like vehicular failures, tire blowouts, hazardous road or weather conditions, or even other drivers involved in the crash that left the area without stopping or rendering aid.
Until all the facts are obtained through a careful and thorough investigation, it's important to be patient and not jump to conclusions. At the very least, the victim deserves the benefit of the doubt as more dots are connected. If there are further steps to take here beyond just learning the truth, knowing so will depend on what that truth turns out to be.