John Whitehead Injured in Single-Vehicle Accident in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX -- June 25, 2022, John Whitehead was injured after an accident where a vehicle crashed off-road.
Initial reports indicated that the crash took place at around 7:42 p.m. along Albert Moorehead Road near Oil Field Road.
According to officials, 27-year-old John Whitehead was in a Chevy Silverado traveling southbound on Albert Moorehead Road. The vehicle went off the side of the road where it crashed into a tree. Police allege the driver of the vehicle left the scene.
Whitehead sustained incapacitating injuries as a result of the crash. Police say the driver may have been intoxicated at the time, though further information is unavailable.
Commentary on John Whitehead Car Accident in Montgomery County
If the allegations surrounding this incident are true, there may be some complex issues worth addressing. Especially if alcohol was a factor, simply charging the driver isn't likely to get folks the help they need. That's why it's important the public knows things like dram shop law.
To put it simply, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. A bar or restaurant over-serving people knowingly breaks the rules and puts the community and even their own customers at risk. Yet too often, they get off scot-free because even authorities didn't bother to go beyond simply charging the drunk driver. For a family in need of help, this just isn't good enough.
So while I can't say what did or didn't happen here, these are red flags that would be downright irresponsible to ignore. Any culpable party involved here should have their day in court to face whatever consequences are appropriate. The fact people involved here can get help from that only makes it that much more important.