Pearsall Man, 1 Injured in Car Accident on US 181 in Wilson County, TX
Wilson County, TX -- July 22, 2022, a Pearsall man and a woman were injured due to an accident where their vehicle crashed on US 181.
Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 10:00 p.m. near mile marker 538 of US Highway 181.
According to officials, a 30-year-old Pearsall man was driving a Ford F-250 along southbound lanes of US 181. The vehicle drifted to the right before swerving left and crashing into a tree.
Due to the crash, the Pearsall man and his passenger had incapacitating injuries. Police have not confirmed the cause of the crash, but they mentioned looking into alcohol as a possibility.
Commentary on Pearsall Man Car Accident on US 181 in Wilson County
Alcohol is always serious to consider in these situations, given how common a factor it is. If it did lead to the crash, it's possible some local bar is responsible for over-serving the driver. Put 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. If that happened here, it would be important to address those issues and get folks the help they deserve.
That said, there are other factors that can lead to a serious crash which are important to consider, as well. Mechanical issues, tire defects, road hazards, other drivers that left the scene--likely or not, a proper investigation will consider these possibilities. Otherwise, something important may slip through the cracks. Are proper steps being taken here?