• August 26, 2022

Matthew Smith Injured in Car Accident in Milam County, TX

Milam County, TX -- July 30, 2022, Matthew Smith was injured following an accident where two vehicles collided on the highway.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 5:40 p.m. along US Highway 190 near FM 845.

Matthew Smith Injured in Car Accident in Milam County, TX

According to officials, 54-year-old Matthew Jason Smith was in a BMW traveling westbound on US 190. Somehow, the BMW crashed into the back of a Dodge Ram which was also westbound.

Due to the crash, Smith reportedly had incapacitating injuries. No other injuries were reported. Police mentioned a container of wine spilled in the vehicle, but they did not confirm if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Commentary on Matthew Smith Car Accident in Milam County

It's obviously concerning anytime the possibility of alcohol comes up, though it's important to keep in mind that there is no evidence at this time that anyone involved was intoxicated. If they were, that could mean that there's an establishment responsible for the victim's injuries under dram shop law. My real concern, however, is whether or not this possibility is distracting authorities from doing a proper investigation.

Police sometimes get tunnel vision when it seems like the cause of a crash is obvious. As a result, they ignore other possibilities, and important details end up falling through the cracks. Could it be something like that is happening here? Perhaps more thorough independent investigations will prove necessary to actually get clear answers about what led to this crash.


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