Octavio Hernandez Manzano Injured in Car Accident in Lacy-Lakeview, TX
Lacy-Lakeview, TX -- June 23, 2022, Octavio Hernandez Manzano was injured after an accident where his vehicle hit a guardrail.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 11:12 p.m. along I-35 near FM 2417.
According to officials, 40-year-old Octavio Hernandez Manzano was in a Chevy Silverado traveling northbound on I-35. The vehicle drifted to the right, off the shoulder, and into the end of a guardrail.
Due to the collision, Hernandez Manzano sustained incapacitating injuries. At this time, police say alcohol could be a factor, but this remains unconfirmed.
Commentary on Octavio Hernandez Manzano Car Accident in Lacy-Lakeview
Any possibility of alcohol is important to take seriously, especially if some local bar is liable for these injuries due to illegally over-serving the driver. But something I encounter all the time is authorities assuming the driver did something wrong without actually considering the facts.
They certainly know to look for alcohol and cell phone usage, but can anyone guess how often they consider mechanical defects? Road hazards? Medical conditions? Brake failure? Anyone who said, "Almost never," gets the prize. Likely or not, getting folks the help they need means knowing the full story. That doesn't happen without letting the evidence speak for itself.