Alex Jaimes Killed in Car Accident in San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX -- July 30, 2022, Alex Jaimes was killed due to an accident where vehicles crashed head-on, allegedly due to intoxication.
Investigations said that the incident happened just before 3:00 a.m. on New Sulphur Springs Road. It appears that 18-year-old Alex Jaimes was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla traveling eastbound on the roadway. It appears a Subaru Impreza was westbound on the eastbound lane where it crashed into the Corolla.
Due to the collision, Jaimes sustained fatal injuries. Reports indicate that others in Jaimes's vehicle were injured. The driver of the Subaru, identified as 33-year-old Priscilla Guerrero, was arrested for allegations of intoxication manslaughter. The crash is still under investigation.
Commentary on Alex Jaimes Car Accident in San Antonio
These are obviously serious accusations, and there's little doubt that the driver will have their day in court to speak on what happened here. But is that really the whole story? Something that even authorities often overlook is the possibility there's an accomplice to all of this: a bar.
2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. is just about the most dangerous time to be on the road--especially on a weekend. That's because bars close at 2:00 a.m., and their patrons hit the roads to drive home after a night out. If investigations show one of those people caused an accident after being illegally over-served by one of those bars, those establishments can be liable under dram shop law for their own role in the crash.
Is that something authorities have looked into here? I'd say an incident taking the life of a teenager more than warrants every possible step to get the grieving family answers and any opportunity to see those responsible for their hardships held accountable.