Ricardo Aguilar Vijil, Katharine Broomfield Injured in Car Accident in St. Hedwig, TX
St. Hedwig, TX -- August 15, 2022, Ricardo Aguilar Vijil and Katharine Broomfield were injured following a head-on car accident.
Information released says that the incident took place at around 9:47 p.m. along State Loop 1604 in the area of Abbott Road.
Officials said that 30-year-old Katharine Broomfield was in a Dodge Avenger traveling southbound on Loop 1604. 57-year-old Ricardo Aguilar Vijil was in a northbound Ford F-250. Possibly due to wrong way driving, the two vehicles collided head-on.
Broomfield was said to have incapacitating injuries while Vijil's injuries were said to be non-incapacitating. At this time, additional details are unavailable.
Commentary on Ricardo Vijil, Katharine Broomfield Car Accident in St. Hedwig
Typically when wrong-way driving occurs, it's the result of drunk driving. Put simply, folks often get too drunk, don't realize where they are, and get into a serious crash. When that happens, it's also important to consider the establishment that served that driver could be liable for the crash under dram shop law if they over-served that driver.
With that said, I'm not going to draw conclusions based on preliminary reports, and folks would likely be prudent to do the same. For all we know, someone lost control due to a tire blowout or hazards in the road. Maybe someone had a medical emergency. Drunk driving may be what's most likely, but a proper investigation should be thorough enough to consider what's possible, as well. Are investigations here thorough enough?