Joshua Farmer, 1 Injured in Head-on Truck Accident in Montgomery County, TX
Montgomery County, TX -- August 20, 2022, Joshua Farmer and another driver were injured after an accident where they crashed head-on.
Investigators reported that the crash took place early Saturday in the New Caney area along FM 1485.
According to reports, Joshua Farmer, a firefighter, was driving a Ford F-150 southbound near the Lost Lake intersection. From oncoming lanes, authorities said a GMC pickup crossed the center line, crashing into Farmer's vehicle.
Both Farmer and the other driver were taken to an area hospital with reportedly serious injuries. Right now, the cause of the crash remains unclear.
Commentary on Joshua Farmer Truck Accident in Montgomery County
In more recent details given, it appears authorities believe that the unidentified driver in the crash had a .276 BAC following the collision. If this is true, then there may be a lot more to this than just a drunk driver who needs to be held responsible. There could also be a local establishment that contributed to this incident that needs to face consequences, as well.
This is due to dram shop law, which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Put simply, if a bar or some other establishment decides it wants to risk the safety of their community for a few more bucks, then they need to deal with the consequences when their recklessness gets people hurt.
Dram shop puts tools in the hands of victims and families to pursue assistance they need from those businesses, though it's important they have experienced allies on their side to guide them through such a challenging process. Maybe nothing like that actually applies here, but these are familiar red flags I would never dream of ignoring. Hopefully they're being looked into here.