Cathy Ball, Colby Ball, John Jenkins Injured in Car Accident in College Station, TX
College Station, TX -- August 1, 2022, Cathy Ball, Colby Ball, and John Jenkins were injured due to an accident where two vehicles collided.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 2:05 a.m. along Harvey Mitchell Parkway near Raymond Stotzer Parkway.
According to reports, 30-year-old John Taylor Jenkins was in a Ford Mustang traveling southbound on Harvey Mitchell. 43-year-old Cathy Ball and 24-year-old Colby Ball were in a Kia Optima, also southbound. The Ford crashed into the back of the Kia, causing the vehicles to veer into opposite barriers.
Due to the crash, reports say that Jenkins had incapacitating injuries. Colby and Cathy Ball were said to have non-incapacitating injuries. The cause of the crash cannot be confirmed at this time.
Commentary on Cathy Ball, Colby Ball, John Jenkins Car Accident in College Station
When it comes to car accidents, folks often assume things are pretty simple. They happen all the time, after all. Why wouldn't police have things under control? Well, they might, but there are often complex factors they may not have the experience or tools to handle.
For example, alcohol is a common factor around 2:00 a.m. Investigations could show that an intoxicated driver was illegally over-served by a local bar. Not only could that mean that the intoxicated driver would face charges, it could also mean the bar is liable under dram shop law for their role in the crash. I've handled hundreds of those here in Texas, and rarely do authorities look into that possibility on their own.
That's one of the reasons independent investigations tend to be more prudent after a serious wreck. Folks need all the help they can get. Whether it's alcohol, speeding, distracted driving, manufacturing defects, or some other factor, likely or not, evidence is a key tool to getting folks that much needed help.